Following the announcement of Biden's 2020 running mate choice, critics seized on a past exchange between him and the U.S. senator.
Did Kamala Harris say she believed Joe Biden's "rape accusers"? No, that's not true: This is a misrepresentation of what Senator Harris said about women who said they felt "uncomfortable" from Biden's touching them and another wo
As a former 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris — now presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate — was on our fact-checking radar this election cycle. Here’s a rundown of the claims we addre
Quick Take Kamala Harris, former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate, is eligible to serve as U.S. president, contrary to the false claims of viral posts on Facebook. Her mother is from India and her father from Jamaica — but Harris was
Social media posts shared thousands of times claim that Senator Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's running mate, could not become president because her parents hailed from abroad. This is false; she was born in the United States, making her constitutionally el
Has Democrat Joe Biden promised to outlaw gas cars if elected U.S. president? No, this is not true. Biden's "Clean Energy" policy released in July 2020 does not include a promise to outlaw gas-powered cars. It does propose action
Does former Vice President Joe Biden propose a ban on fracking? No, that's not true: Biden's presidential campaign has said he does not support a ban on fracking by the oil and natural gas industry, although the presumptive Democ
The question was in response to a journalist's query about Biden's cognitive fitness for office.
Was former Vice President Joe Biden sitting alone on the floor of his Delaware basement in a photo included in a Trump campaign ad? No, that's not true: The photo, which was apparently intended to claim that the presumptive Democ
A pro-GOP group is running a campaign ad that accurately reprises a campaign moment that helped end Biden's first run for the presidency more than three decades ago.
In a series of virtual tele-rallies, President Donald Trump repeatedly distorted Joe Biden’s position on education, claiming the former vice president wants to “end school choice” and “abolish charter schools.” Biden, the
In July 14 remarks in the White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump made a series of false, misleading and unsupported statements about the novel coronavirus and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s position on it. Trump
Was Joe Biden caught saying the "n-word" in 1985 in a leaked video? No, that's misleading. A video clip of then-Senator Joe Biden saying the n-word twice is taken out of context. The video was not "leaked," as it is publicly available on C-SPA
Is the COVID-19 pandemic a conspiracy manufactured by "Deep State Democrats" and the "mass media" to disrupt, even rig, the upcoming presidential election in a bid to topple Donald Trump? And did the coronavirus provide the perfect cover for t
Did Joe Biden tell Senator Chris Coons' 13-year-old daughter that he was "horny" standing next to her? No, that's not true. The video of the then-vice president whispering into the ear of Coons' daughter Maggie has fake subtitles claiming he s
Have more than 120 million people died in the United States from COVID-19, as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is heard saying in a campaign speech? No, that's not true: the number, as of June 25 -- the day the comment was made -- w
A TV ad from a Republican super PAC uses video of Joe Biden inaccurately explaining his climate plan against him. Biden’s campaign has said he would not completely ban fossil fuels, specifically fracking, as the ad appears to show him saying. The
On May 20 2020, Twitter user Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl) tweeted an apparent screenshot from Joe Biden’s campaign website, with one portion (“while letting Palestinians off the hook for their choices”) highlighted: I really don't k
President Donald Trump has claimed Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, wrote him a “letter of apology” regarding the administration’s travel restrictions on China. But there’s no evidence of such a letter
Tara Reade, who worked as an assistant helping manage interns for Biden's Senate office in 1993, has made an allegation of sexual assault against the former vice president.
Does the claim that Joe Biden doesn't remember Tara Reade, his accuser on sexual assault allegations, hold up after a supposed photo of him with her emerged from Biden's years in the Senate? No, that is false on two counts: An image purporting
Did former Vice President Joe Biden grope a woman's breasts in a 2013 photo they took at a Christmas gathering? No, that's not true: The image of Biden supposedly "groping" a female reporter's breasts was doctored. The presumptive Democratic n
In early April 2020, rumors circulated that Joe Biden’s presidential campaign had scheduled a “virtual fireside chat,” charging $2,800 for any donors wishing to access a livestream of the event: Joe Biden asking for $2800-$25,000
Did President Trump refer to the novel coronavirus as a hoax? No, that's not true: Audio and video clips making the rounds have been edited and taken out of context to suggest Trump was calling the coronavirus a hoax. Instead, the president wa
Did Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden test positive for Coronavirus? No, that's not true: This false reporting is coming from a network of websites in Africa who have published many false news stories. The story appeared in an articl
Does a video showing U.S. military vehicles being transported on trains indicate the country is getting ready for martial law? No, that's not true: The video was uploaded to YouTube on March 3, 2013. This old video is currently being posted in
Will New York City begin a citywide quarantine? No, that's not true: That is false information tweeted by a self-proclaimed "patriotic American" backed up by no facts. In fact, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted a plea for people spreading
Former vice president Joe Biden's presidential campaign released an ad March 3 that included two examples of manipulated video.
Did Joe Biden's presidential campaign selectively edit several soundbites from President Trump in a newly-released advertisement? Yes, that's true, and here is some context: After Twitter labeled a video of Biden that was shared by Trump as "m
Did Joe Biden, the U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, say, "We cannot win this election. We can only re-elect Donald Trump"? No, not entirely: The video making the rounds has been edited to remove the rest of the sentence to imply that Bi
Did Joe Biden, the U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, promise in a video that he's "coming for" your guns? No, that's not true: This is a complete misrepresentation of what the former vice president actually said in the video. Biden was s
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign was accused of a common election season smear.
Did Lewis Latimer, an African-American man from Massachusetts who was bought from slavery, invent the light bulb and telephone? No, that's not true: Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, and Thomas Edison invented the first light
Quick Take A viral video clip takes former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent remarks about sexual and domestic violence out of context, leaving a false impression that he made a racist comment about the role of African and Asian nations in U.S. c
Did former Vice President and presidential hopeful Joe Biden say American culture is European, and not imported from an African or Asian nation? No, that's not entirely true: clips from a speech Biden gave in New Hampshire on December 30, 2019
Does Joe Biden live in the biggest mansion in his state? No, that's not true: While a 6,850 square feet house is big, it is not close to being the biggest in Delaware, the state former Vice President Biden represented in the senate for 36 year
Rep. Douglas A. Collins (R-Ga.) suggested that witnesses in the impeachment inquiry said Hunter Biden's earnings from a Ukraine gas company should be investigated. We checked the videotape.
The alleged remarks come from the same video that brought us a story about a scary fellow in Biden's youth known as "CornPop."
Does a Ukrainian indictment claim there is a $7.4 billion Obama-linked money laundering scheme, and does the indictment put a Biden group's take at $16.5 million? No, that's not true: There was no such indictment as of November 21, 2019. The f
President Donald Trump has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of major ethical lapses and railed against Biden's son for allegedly profiting off his father's office.