Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and misinformation from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network. Sign up here to receive it in your email every other Thursday. The latest issue of the saga we’re all tired […] The post
Raphael Warnock "believes in no cash bail" and "letting people out of prison that are going to make us prisoners in our own home."
https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/15/politics/fact-check-trump-announcement-speech-2024/index.html Former Pre
REVIEW Social media posts began circulating in September and November 2022, claiming that COVID-19 doesn’t increase the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis, despite evidence showing otherwise. These are conditions in which the heart becomes infla
SciCheck Digest A rigorous vaccine safety monitoring system has shown that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and only rarely have serious side effects. But an article shared on social media falsely says that CDC data show more than 18 million people “we
Only Democratic cities take “‘days’ to count their votes” while “the rest of the country manages to get it done on election night.”
There is no evidence that the Covid-19 vaccines are causing cancer.
Every Democrat – and some Republicans – increased funding earlier this year for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency charged with deporting those living in the country illegally. The Biden administration has directed ICE to prioriti
Val Demings "voted with Pelosi to raise taxes over $4,000 on Florida families."
Suspicious activity reports filed by banks are akin to an informant's tip — which must be further verified.
In TV and social media ads, Club for Growth Action misleadingly edited remarks by independent Senate candidate Evan McMullin of Utah to make it appear he said that “the Republican base is racist.” In fact, McMullin said “there is an element o
REVIEW Many social media posts and articles began circulating in October 2022, claiming that Pfizer admitted to not testing whether its COVID-19 vaccine prevented transmission before the vaccine hit the market. The claim originated from Rob Roos, a
REVIEW On 4 October 2022, American radio host Charlie Kirk posted
Raphael Warnock "called police thugs, then cut their funding."
“CDC says 60% of Americans have parasites.”
Michigan’s Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel said she was joking when she said in a June speech that there should be “a drag queen for every school.” During the speech, Nessel talked about her frustration with politicians who f
President Joe Biden boasted of a decrease in premiums for Medicare Part B as the “first” reduction “in more than a decade.” That’s true. But he neglected to mention the drop follows a large increase the prior year, partly
A TV ad from a gun control advocacy group claims Republican Sen. Ron Johnson voted “against funding for the police, preventing local departments from hiring more officers.” But the two votes cited were against trillion-dollar spending bill
When President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law in March 2021, U.S. gross domestic product had increased for three quarters straight, and the unemployment rate had decreased nearly nine percentage points from its pandemic peak. Bu
An ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee makes two misleading claims about votes cast by Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia. The ad claims Warnock “voted with Biden to slash Medicare spending.” The bill seeks to cut costs by
Image shows a Rebekah Jones campaign event.
A CNN report on 9/11 proved that a plane never hit the Pentagon.
https://www.factcheck.org/2022/09/misleading-attack-on-murkowskis-gun-vote/ After a spate of mass shoot
After a spate of mass shootings, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was one of 15 Republicans who voted in June for a gun bill that provides money for states that have or want to enact red-flag laws to temporarily remove firearms from people deemed to be a
If an online ad hints at placing a household object where it doesn't normally belong, it's probably nothing more than misleading clickbait.
President Joe Biden and Democrat Charlie Crist have said that they don’t support calls from some activists to defund the police. And a law that both men supported provides funding for the IRS to potentially hire tens of thousands of new employees
Critics of ranked choice voting are using Democrat Mary Peltola’s win of Alaska’s House seat to distort the new method of casting votes. Peltola defeated two Republicans: Sarah Palin and […] The post Unpacking Tom Cotton’s misleading tw
In New York, you need to show identification to buy whipped cream, but not to vote.
REVIEW On 24 August 2022, Mark Steyn, a host on GB News, a television and radio channel in the United Kingdom, claimed that young, healthy people died at a higher rate in 2021 than in previous years. Steyn suggested a link between this alleged incre
Social platform Twitter has started to flag articles about COVID-19 as “potentially misleading,” despite the articles being based on actual research and legitimate reporting, with no explanation. One such article, posted by the Internation
An Instagram post questions how less than 1% of 2020 mail ballots were rejected in California while 30% of signatures on a recall petition in Los Angeles were rejected. That’s a faulty comparison.
"With three months remaining in the Fiscal Year, (the border patrol) has already encountered more illegal immigrants along the Southwest border" than in any previous fiscal year.
“Democrats are voting to add an army of 87,000 IRS agents who will target middle class taxpayers and conduct at least 1 million more audits each year. ”
Tudor Dixon, a Republican candidate for governor in Michigan, proposes to phase out the state’s individual income tax, though she has not detailed how she would cut state government spending to make up for the lost revenue. Since the tax helps to
SciCheck Digest In young children, the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are expected to primarily protect against severe disease. Both shots successfully met the set benchmarks for vaccine effectiveness, which involved comparing antibody