“The gay dating app Grindr says if Florida doesn’t stop passing homophobic and transphobic laws, they’ll reveal every Republican legislator and party official who secretly uses the app.”
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PolitiFact→ Tweets – A ban of TikTok? So far, that’s talk. The app isn’t banned for the U.S. public.
“Congress has officially banned TikTok.”
The Dispatch→ House Republicans Clash Over Immigration
Rep. Tony Gonzales speaks on the steps of the Capitol in 2021. (Photo by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)Plus: GOP senators respond to Trump’s rhetoric, a Democrat wants other senators on the record on gun bills, and Blinken misses McCa
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Grindr Did NOT Threaten To ‘Reveal Every Republican Legislator And Party Official Who Secretly Uses’ The LGBTQ+ Dating App
Did the LGBTQ+-focused dating app Grindr threaten to "reveal every Republican legislator and party official who secretly uses" it, if "Florida doesn't stop passing homophobic and transphobic laws"? No, that's not true: The original wordin
The Dispatch→ Republicans Know the 1-2-3s of Trump Scandals
Former President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Quad City International Airport, March 13, 2023, in Moline, Illinois. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/Washington Post/Getty Images)Attack, minimize, and move on.Continue reading Republicans Know the 1-2-3s
The Dispatch→ House Republicans Leap to Trump’s Defense
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy speaks during a news conference in May 2022. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)Plus: The Senate considers ending a pair of war authorizations, and the China competition committee plans its next hearing.C
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.”
The Dispatch→ Fact Check: Does New Orleans Have Any Public Schools Left?
Students attend music class at the Encore Academy charter school in New Orleans. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) A viral tweet claims “there are no more public schools in New Orleans.” It stems from the idea that charter schools are not public
The Dispatch→ The Public Still Deserves Answers About Our COVID Response
Drivers line up to take COVID-19 tests in Long Beach, California, on December 9, 2020. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)Three years on, a blue-ribbon commission should investigate where we went wrong—and what we got right.Continue r
Truth or Fiction?→ How the Court of Public Opinion Shifted on the Infamous McDonald’s Coffee Lawsuit
Derided for years as a comedic (at best) example of a frivolous lawsuit, the story of Stella Liebeck’s legal battle with the McDonald’s fast food chain has been the subject of a critical reappraisal. The 1994 case, Liebeck v. McDonalds, ste
PolitiFact→ Does Tennessee’s new law limiting drag make it ‘illegal to be publicly transgender’?
Tennessee’s recently enacted law bans “adult cabaret performances” in public or in front of children. Experts say how the law is enforced could affect drag performers, transgender people and other members of the LGBTQ community. Litigation is lik
PolitiFact→ Washington Free Beacon – Joe Biden’s climate plan backs public transit and telecommuting, but doesn’t say ‘stay home’
"The Biden administration is floating a new” climate strategy: Don't leave your house."
AllSides→ Biden’s One-Sided Attack on Republican Budgeting
https://www.factcheck.org/2023/03/bidens-one-sided-attack-on-republican-budgeting/ President Joe Biden
FactCheck.org→ Biden’s One-Sided Attack on Republican Budgeting
President Joe Biden has repeatedly tried to flip the script about the GOP claiming to be the party of fiscal responsibility, saying Republicans’ plans would add $3 trillion to the debt over the next decade. There are some Republican proposals th
AllSides→ Capitol video footage puts House Jan. 6 committee in a new light, some Senate Republicans balk
The Dispatch→ McCarthy Puts Republicans in a January 6 Bind
People clash with the U.S. Capitol police on January 6, 2021. (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)Fox News’ Tucker Carlson debuts his latest round of January 6 revisionist history.The post McCarthy Puts Republicans in a January 6 Bind appeare
PolitiFact→ National Republican Senate Committee . – No, Tammy Baldwin isn’t trying to take away Social Security and Medicare
“Tammy Baldwin wants to take away” Medicare and Social Security.
PolitiFact→ National Republican Senatorial Committee – No, Tammy Baldwin isn’t trying to take away Social Security and Medicare
“Tammy Baldwin wants to take away” Medicare and Social Security.
Truth or Fiction?→ Blaise Ingoglia, Florida Republicans, and the ‘Ultimate Cancel Act’
On February 28 2023, a post about a Florida Republican lawmaker’s purported proposal to “cancel” the Democratic party in his state was popular on Reddit’s r/WhitePeopleTwitter: Florida Republicans introduce a bill to
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Credible Evidence Arizona Lawmakers, Judges, Other Public Officials Taking Bribes From Sinaloa Cartel, Fixing Elections
Are lawmakers, judges and other public officials in Arizona taking bribes from the Sinaloa cartel and fixing elections? No, there's no reliable evidence that's true: Jacqueline Breger, an insurance agent who made the allegations during a
Poynter→ Sen. Elizabeth Warren didn’t say Republicans shouldn’t vote. A viral video was altered.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has spoken out against voter suppression, but a recent video circulating social media appears to show her putting a thumb on the election scales. “Allowing […] The post Sen. Elizabeth Warren didn’t say
The Dispatch→ Michigan Republicans Fear a Split Ahead of 2024
Kristina Karamo speaks in Dearborn, Michigan, on October 30, 2022. (Photo by Nic Antaya for The Washington Post via Getty Images)Kristina Karamo, elected chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, is at odds with the party establishment.The post Michig
PolitiFact→ Viral image – Sen. Elizabeth Warren didn’t say Republicans shouldn’t vote. A viral video was altered.
Says Elizabeth Warren said, “Allowing Republicans to vote could threaten the integrity of an election.”
Truth or Fiction?→ Propublica’s Politwoops Archive in Peril — Can It Be Saved?
On February 24 2023, data journalist Derek Willis tweeted a “eulogy” for Politwoops, an archive of deleted tweets in the public interest maintained by investigative journalism organization ProPublica: For six years I had the responsibilit
The Dispatch→ Fact Check: Did Ron DeSantis Ban Teaching About Slavery In Florida Public Schools?
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. (Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack/ Washington Post/ Getty Images.) During an interview with Vice President Kamala Harris on February 17, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked, “What does Gov. Ron DeSantis not know about black history
PolitiFact→ Tina Lambert – Republican lawmaker says student IDs are a source of voter fraud. She cited no examples.
Student ID cards are a “source of fraud” at the polls.
Full Fact→ Public consultation was held on ULEZ expansion proposals
A post on social media claims that plans to expand the ULEZ to cover all of Greater London had “no public consultation and no mandate”.
Logically→ Uttar Pradesh Police shot at and apprehended a man brandishing a knife in public.
An incident from Kalaburagi in Karnataka has been falsely linked to Uttar Pradesh. The UP Police was not involved in the incident.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Stew Peters’ Graphic Does NOT Document Trajectory Of East Palestine, Ohio ‘Deadly Plume,’ NOAA’s ‘HYSPLIT’ Website NOT Closed To Public
Did the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shut down access to a website that showed a real map of "how far the deadly plume from East Palestine, OH had traveled by Feb. 8," as podcast host Stew Peters claimed? No, that's not
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence Atlanta Banned The Word ‘Women’ Across All Public Platforms
Did the city of Atlanta ban the word "women" across all public platforms in favor of the phrase "birthing persons"? No, there's no evidence that's true: Spokespeople for the Atlanta City Council told Lead Stories they had no knowledge of
Truth or Fiction?→ Are Wyoming Republicans Opposing a Minimum Marriage Age?
Republican lawmakers in Wyoming drew both increased coverage and criticism in February 2023 for their opposition to a bill — sponsored by one of their own party members — that would set a minimum age for marriage. The measure, House Bill 00
PolitiFact→ Fact-checking Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Republican response to Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union
We fact-checked Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ statements about the economy and the border during her response to Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union speech.
The Dispatch→ Ranks of Republicans Refusing a ‘Clean’ Debt Ceiling Hike Grows
Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., speaks during a news conference on January 11. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)A group of Republicans is joining Kevin McCarthy and the House Freedom Caucus in hardline negotiations.The post Ranks of Republi
PolitiFact→ Devin LeMahieu – Wisconsin Republicans take credit for reining in deficit, despite federal and grant relief
"In 2010, (Wisconsin Republicans) inherited a multi-Billion dollar deficit … Today we are looking at a projected surplus approaching 7 Billion."
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – No, House Republicans aren’t trying to expel U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar from Congress
“BREAKING GOP approves resolution to expel Omar from Congress! It’s over for her!”
FactCheck.org→ Damar Hamlin Is Recovering and Has Appeared Publicly, Contrary to Online Claims
Quick Take Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest Jan. 2 on the football field after being hit in the chest during a tackle. Hamlin was discharged from the hospital on Jan. 11 and has made several public appearances since then.
PolitiFact→ Public Interest Legal Foundation – Millions of California ballots were simply unused, not ‘unaccounted for,’ experts say
In California, there were “10 million mail ballots unaccounted for” in the November midterm election.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO ‘Electrically Charged’ Rocks Discovered In Democratic Republic Of Congo
Were "electrically charged rocks" discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo in January 2023? No, that's not true: No such discovery had been formally announced in the scientific community as of this publication, and a geology expert
The Dispatch→ Public Dollars, Private Schools
(Stock photo by Getty Images.)A prominent Arizona charter school plans to open private Christian schools using state education funds. Will others follow suit?The post Public Dollars, Private Schools appeared first on The Dispatch.
Truth or Fiction?→ ‘A Georgia Republican Brags That Voter Suppression Helped Them in 2022’
On January 18 2023, an Imgur account submitted screenshots of an article with the headline, “A Georgia Republican Brags That Voter Suppression Helped Them in 2022”: Saying the quiet part out loud again The post was titled “Saying th