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The death of Michael Stenger, the Senate sergeant-at-arms at the time of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the U.S. Capitol, fueled a number of rumors and conspiracy theories online.
The rapid growth of the fact-checking movement has been accompanied by an equally sharp rise in false claims across social media.
A panel at GlobalFact 9 talked about how new AI technologies might more efficiently combat global misinformation.
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Fact-checking 5 claims in the final Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade
“When you have unemployment below 4% and inflation above 4%, recession always follows within two years.”
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“In every other major industrial country in the world … inflation is higher.”
A viral article recently published at The Defender claims in its headline “COVID-19 Vaccines linked to New Type of Incurable, Fatal Degenerative Brain Disorder.”The Defender is a news website of the Children’s Health Defense, a non-pr
(Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)The second day of hearings by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol focused on Donald Trump’s role in knowingly perpetuating the false narrativ
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“Bennie Thompson objected to the 2004 Presidential election.”
Here’s what we know to be true — and false — about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left at least 19 children and two teachers dead on May 24.
“There hasn't been a single of these mass shootings that have been purchased at a gun show or on the internet.”
Studies show plastics can help combat climate change.
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“Most of these killers tend to be 18, 19 years old.”
The Uvalde, Texas, school shooter was a “transsexual leftist illegal alien named Salvatore Ramos.”
“Due to the baby formula shortage Tricare will now pay to have it shipped directly to you.”
The NewProfilePic app is Russian spyware.
“We’re one of the seven nations in the world that allow abortion on demand at 20 weeks.”
“My Treasury Department is planning to pay down the national debt this quarter, which never happened under my predecessor.”
“mRNA Vaccines Show No Mortality Benefit - Danish Study”
In a draft Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade, Justice Alito made a series of claims about the history of abortion law, gender rates of voting, and about race and abortion. We found some of his statements were missing context.
“The Red Cross sells your donated blood to hospitals for $150 and then that hospital charges you thousands for a blood transfusion.”
A super PAC launched a wide-ranging and misleading ad about key stances held by Dr. Mehmet Oz. We tackled each point, one by one.
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The border has security measures: miles of fencing, surveillance systems, and on-the-ground personnel.
"For four years, I was a full professor at the University of Pennsylvania."
“While the initial increase in oil prices resulted in a near instantaneous increase in gas prices for consumers, the subsequent decrease in crude oil prices has failed to meaningfully provide relief for Georgia's families at the pump.”
Brian Kemp "dismissed concerns about voter fraud in the 2020 election" and "widespread illegal ballot harvesting continued, electing two Democrat senators."
PolitiFact Iowa fact-checked President Joe Biden's claims on inflation, energy and infrastructure
Fact-check: Schatz v. Hawley face-off over Ukraine. As they traded barbs on the Senate floor, both senators left out key information.
States across the U.S. have introduced policies to divest their holdings in Russia-based entities, but not Florida. We decided to find out what can be done to address the millions Florida has invested in Russian companies.
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Virginia Thomas, a conservative activist and the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, made a series of false and conspiratorial claims shortly after the 2020 election in text messages […] The post Fact-checking Ginni Thomas’ texts