A Silicon Valley Bank logo in Tempe, Arizona, on March 14, 2023. (Photo by Rebecca Noble/AFP/Getty Images) Claims are circulating online that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) donated more than $73 million to the Black Lives Matter nonprofit organization befo
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PolitiFact→ US versus China: Which nation is doing more to address climate change?
Polls and U.S. politicians say China isn’t doing its fair share to combat climate change. Here’s how efforts by the U.S. and China, the world’s largest CO2 emitters, compare.
Poynter→ Do rising fentanyl seizures at the border signal better detection or more drugs?
Experts say seizure data can definitively tell us only how many drugs were stopped from entering the US. Any other information is theoretical.
The Dispatch→ More Monkey Business
A laboratory baby monkey being examined. (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP via Getty Images)The U.S. was already running short on primates for medical testing—and the problem just got worse.Continue reading More Monkey Business »
PolitiFact→ Ask PolitiFact: Do rising fentanyl seizures at the border signal better detection or more drugs?
Does an increase in fentanyl seizures signal that more drugs are flowing into the U.S. or that law enforcement is stopping more of it from coming in? Experts say it’s impossible to know for sure, but some theories can be drawn.
The Dispatch→ U.S. Getting More Serious About a TikTok Ban
The TikTok logo is displayed outside the TikTok company offices in Culver City, California. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)Plus: Grand slams ⚾, Pong 🏓, and a March Madness update 🏀!Continue reading U.S. Getting More Serious Ab
Full Fact→ The average junior doctor gets paid more than £14 an hour
A BMA advertisement says that a junior doctor makes just £14.09 per hour. This might be true in some cases, but on average junior doctors earn much more.
PolitiFact→ North Carolina Republican Party – NC GOP email falsely claims 'the left' wants to erase Mt. Rushmore from history books
“The left is determined to erase Mount Rushmore from our history books.”
Logically→ About 90 Stryker armored vehicles en route to Ukraine from the U.S. have arrived in Germany.
Logically→ Eight times more people died due to COVID-19 vaccines over a six-month period than died of COVID-19 over an 18-month period.
Full Fact→ The UK doesn’t have more job vacancies than unemployed people
A column by former work and pensions secretary Chloe Smith was corrected after we contacted the MP about the error.
Logically→ The COVID-19 vaccine caused Tom Sizemore to suffer a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, leading to his death.
Full Fact→ ‘Illegal immigrants’ are not entitled to more benefits than pensioners
False information comparing benefits and other financial support has been circulating for more than a decade.
PolitiFact→ Stanley Litow – Strong support for notion that a bachelor’s degree means $1 million more in lifetime income
“Lifetime earnings of someone with a college degree is over a million dollars more than those entering the workforce without one.”
The Dispatch→ Our Best Stuff on Student Debt Relief, Ron DeSantis, and More
Sen. Bernie Sanders in front of the Supreme Court during a rally for student debt cancellation in Washington, DC, on February 28, 2023. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)Plus, a false claim about Volodymyr Zelensky makes its way from
Health Feedback→ Infection-induced immunity is more unpredictable and poses a higher risk than vaccine-induced immunity
REVIEW As COVID-19 vaccines became widely available, most countries implemented vaccine requirements to help limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2. This measure triggered an intense social debate about why previously infected people would still need to get
PolitiFact→ A guide to George Santos’ dubious statements about drag, Brazil, his 9/11 connection and more
Rep. George Santos has acknowledged that a few of his past statements are lies, and said he exaggerated on occasion. But on many of the statements that have drawn scrutiny, he’s held firm. Here’s a rundown.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Donald Trump isn’t commander in chief anymore; he’s not preparing U.S. Marines to stop ‘coup’
“BREAKING Trump preps Marines to stop presidential coup.”
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Nothing to back up claim that constipation killed seven times more people than rifles in US
Rifles “were involved in 297 deaths” in the U.S. in 2022 and “constipation killed 2,167.”
Poynter→ Tucker Carlson is wrong: Diversity makes the Biden administration more representative, not less
Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized President Joe Biden’s federal judge nominations, calling them “race-based” and illegal. “The point of diversity, equity and inclusion, as you’ve often heard, is to […] The post Tuc
PolitiFact→ Tucker Carlson – Tucker Carlson is wrong: Diversity makes the Biden administration more representative, not less
“No administration has ever looked less like America, just by the numbers, than the Biden administration.”
PolitiFact→ Erick Erickson – For certain car models, it’s more expensive to drive electric, but that’s not the whole story
“Right now, driving 100 miles in an electric vehicle is more expensive than driving an internal combustion engine car.”
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: US Has Had More Than 1,000 Train Derailments Per Year On Average For Decades
Does more than one train derailment a day manifest a dramatic increase compared to the existing national statistics about train accidents? No, that's not true: A video implying that three derailments within a week and a half don't match t
PolitiFact→ Tony Evers – Evers links more per pupil aid with state’s improved ranking in national report
"During my time in office, we've increased per pupil aid by more than $300 per student. Now, our schools have returned to the top 10 in the country after falling to 17 under the previous administration.”
PolitiFact→ Mark Obenshain – More Virginia children die from guns than fentanyl
“You know how many children are dying across Virginia because of fentanyl poisoning? A heck of a lot more than are dying at the hands of guns.”
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: BMJ Paper Does NOT Show COVID Vaccine Causes 5x More Myocarditis Than Virus, 10X More In Youths
Does a new paper published in BMJ Medicine show that the COVID vaccine causes five times more myocarditis than the COVID virus and 10 times more in young people? No, that's not true: One of the study's authors told Lead Stories in a Febru
PolitiFact→ Ask PolitiFact: Are more people dying at the hands of law enforcement now than ever?
There’s a central question the U.S. appears to be unequipped to answer about police killings: Are more people dying at the hands of law enforcement now than ever?
FactCheck.org→ U.S. Spent Much More in Afghan War Than in Support for Ukraine So Far, Contrary to Online Claim
Quick Take The U.S. spent more than $849 billion in the 20-year war in Afghanistan and has spent about $113 billion to support Ukraine since Russia invaded in 2022. But a video on social media falsely claims that the aid for Ukraine is
Logically→ The Conversation published an article, “They knew: Why didn’t the unvaccinated do more to warn us?”
A digitally altered screenshot with the logo of The Conversation was used to propagate misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines.
Health Feedback→ Baseless claim that COVID-19 vaccines killed more than 200,000 comes from flawed BMC Infectious Diseases study
REVIEW Claims that a “peer-reviewed study” found that the COVID-19 vaccines killed hundreds of thousands of people went viral at the end of January 2023. The claim is based on a study published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases, authored by
Washington Post→ What’s more common: A ‘good guy’ without a gun — or with one?
FBI active-shooter reports are missing cases and have errors, making it difficult to come to a conclusion.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Biden DID Say He Added More Debt — But He Was Talking About Previous Administration
Did President Joe Biden say during a January 26, 2023, event that "No president added more to the debt in four years than my president"? Yes, that's true: But a social media video of his comment is missing context. Just before this remark
PolitiFact→ Scott Adams – No, ‘Dilbert’ creator is wrong about unvaccinated, they face more risk of COVID-19 infection, death
People not vaccinated against COVID-19 “came out the best."
The Dispatch→ U.S. Policy Needs More Humility
(Photo illustration by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images.)(Or, “How I learned to start worrying and hate the ban.”)The post U.S. Policy Needs More Humility appeared first on The Dispatch.
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – More access to contraception increases abortion demand? No, that’s not right
“More contraception availability increases abortion demand."
The Dispatch→ The GOP’s Spending Fight Is More About Fighting Than Spending
Incoming House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (right) argues with members of the Freedom Caucus, including Rep. Bob Good, Rep. Matt Gaetz, and Rep. Matt Rosendale during votes for speaker of the House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.)These new defic
Logically→ Images online show more than 80 Iranian Muslims accepted Christianity in Germany recently.
Older images of people being baptized on different occasions have been misrepresented as 80 Iranian Muslims converting to Christianity recently.
Full Fact→ Are more dentists now working in the NHS?
We look at conflicting claims about the state of NHS dentistry made by the Prime Minister and the British Dental Association.
Poynter→ Jan 8. invasion of Brazil’s capital ‘bigger and more frightening’ than the US Capitol attack, fact-checkers say
Fifteen hundred pro-Bolsonaro protesters have been detained in the Brazilian Jan. 8 capitol riot redolent of the one that happened two years ago at the United States Capitol, according to […] The post Jan 8. invasion of Brazil’s capital ‘bigg
Full Fact→ A 7pm sunset in the UK is more than 39 days away
The sun will set after 7pm when the clocks go forward on 26 March.