Among the purported steps to overturn democracy were "divide the nation philosophically" and "control all media."
Quick Take In a footnote of a draft opinion on abortion access, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito quoted from a 2008 government report on the demand for adoption in the U.S., which used the phrase, “domestic supply of infants.” Posts on so
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade is over 90 pages long. But Alito wasted little time getting to his key point. “The Constitution makes no reference […] The post 5 claims Justice Samuel Alit
“There has never been a leak anything like this” draft of a Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. “There’s never been a leak of a vote — much less an actual opinion, much less in a case of this significance.”
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 highest court in the U.S. is more secretive than other institutions.
The Associated Press could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the draft Politico posted, which if verified marks a shocking revelation of the high court’s secretive deliberation process, particularly before a case is formally decided.
Is it "totally safe" to drink alcohol while breastfeeding? Expert opinion varies: While some cite health organizations' recommendations and research, others believe there is limited evidence to deem alcohol use safe or unsafe during breas
Did one of the world's leading medical journals declare that stigmatizing the unvaccinated is "unjustified" and that government public health officials are bullying by "suggesting that people who have been vaccinated are not relevant in t
On April 13 2021, an Imgur user shared Twitter screenshots purportedly showing contradictory opinions from right-wing activist Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA, an organization promoting far right views on high school and college campuses. In a post t
However, Barrett's opinion was not the first writing as a justice. She previously wrote a concurring opinion regarding church services in California.
“How can it be that nearly half the population thinks the reason people lost their jobs in the pandemic was due to their own underperformance?” The Guardian, 25 February 2021. Last week, Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee claimed that nearly
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Greene has a history of pushing conspiracy theories as truth.
The big lie was planned well in advance. Before he became president in 2016, Donald Trump was saying that U.S. elections were rigged. In 2020, months before voting began, Trump said the only way he’d lose would be because of voter fraud. After Electi
“If you count the ballot fraud, most pollsters clearly failed. If you don’t include the fraudulent ballots, most pollsters failed on a spectacular scale [...] It therefore defies logic Biden secured more votes than Barack Obama. If only va
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has written roughly 100 opinions in more than three years on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Endorsing someone for president without knowing the platform they'll be running on is generally a bad idea.
The divide between news and opinion is not as clear to many readers as journalists believe that it is.
REVIEW An article posted by News Punch on 2 June 2020 partially reproduces a document originally published by the German outlet Tichys Einblick on 10 May 2020, claiming that it was leaked from Germany’s Interior Ministry. The document, titled KM 4
Does an op-ed writer believe that President Trump should file an Article 2 motion to impeach House Speaker Nancy Pelosi? No, that's not true: The story is a work of satire from a website created by a liberal who trolls conservatives. The claim
As the 2020 election pushes ahead, voters will be seeing poll results in their news feed — lots of them. But not all polls are created equal, and it can be hard to put the results into the proper context. PolitiFact participated in a worksh
The Justice Department has issued an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general.
Experts use a combination of language use, statistics and computer science to help figure out who wrote documents that are anonymous or possibly plagiarized.
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This op-ed published by The Australian, written by Ian Plimer, makes a large number of claims that run counter to science and observations or are the expression of fallacious reasoning. The title of the op-ed—
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SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This article in the opinion section of Financial Post, written by Susan Crockford, claims that rather than being threatened by declining Arctic sea ice, polar bears are “thriving”. Three scientists who reviewed
When I publish an article about a phishing, advance fee, or job scam, I often receive comments along the lines of "If anyone is stupid enough to fall for that, they deserve to be ripped off!" The post In My Opinion, Most Scam Victims are Naive, Not St
At a campaign rally in Alabama, President Donald Trump said “the world is starting to respect the United States of America again.” Surveys suggest otherwise. The Pew Global Attitudes Project found that citizens in 35 out of 37 countries have
Rosemary Labonte Letter to the Editor: New Immigrants vs Old Immigrants-Opinion! Summary of eRumor: David Labonte has forwarded a letter to the editor written by his wife, Rosemary Labonte, about “new immigrants.” The Truth: Rosemary Labont
Did White House disinformation "czar" Nina Jankowicz say she wants "trustworthy verified people" like her to be able to "add context" to other people's tweets? No, that's not true: Her clipped comments from January 2021 were taken out of
On May 12 2022, an Imgur account shared a purported screenshot of a tweet by a woman who said that her parents had divorced after 52 years — so that her mother would not inherit her father’s medical debt after his death: On a patterned ba
On May 3 2022, a Facebook user warned that “yoga Barbie” poses a spiritual threat to innocent children: “Yoga Barbie” is at Target on the shelf. Satan always comes as appearing innocent. He will never come with horns and a pitch
Does joining The Satanic Temple give a member legal protection to terminate a pregnancy? Not necessarily: According to legal experts, it could -- but joining "opportunistically" probably won't be applicable. Or as Mark Tushnet, the Willia
In a speech on inflation and the economy, President Joe Biden made some misleading claims and used political spin to criticize Republicans and promote his policies. Biden said higher inflation was due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Russian President Vla
Abortion-rights activists responded with outrage to a footnote from the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. What it actually said was very different.
Are people in Alabama who seek or get an abortion "thrown in prison for life," even if the pregnancy was a result of rape or incest? No, that's not true: There's no such law in Alabama. In 2019, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a bil
A post on Facebook says: “What's everyone's opinions on council tax? The Crown has NO lawful authority to make demands whilst Article 61 Magna Carta 1215 is in effect.” This is accompanied by a link to a post on Patreon which features an im