Fake Tlaib Tweet Resurfaces Amid Iran News

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Quick Take An old tweet from an account impersonating Rep. Rashida Tlaib resurfaced on social media — this time with an erroneous claim that the tweet was her response to the recent attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Full Story  Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American from Michigan, has been […]

‘Satire’ Misinforms on Impeachment Witnesses

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Quick Take A bogus claim that Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House intelligence committee, paid impeachment witnesses “over $40 million” to testify is circulating online. That claim actually originated on a self-described satire website. Full Story A made-up claim that some witnesses were paid millions of dollars for their […]

Concert Photo Used in Bogus Report of Trump Rally

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Quick Take A viral story falsely claims that President Donald Trump held a rally with “massive crowds” in Chicago, proving “Dems are turning to Trump.” There was no such rally. The story, which deceptively features a photo from a London concert, originated on a website that calls its work satire. […]

Social Posts Distort Facts on Trump Charities

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Quick Take Posts on social media falsely claim that the Trump family is “disallowed from operating ANY charity” in New York because they “stole from a kids cancer charity.” That inaccurately describes the outcome of a court case involving the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and conflates it with allegations about […]

Warning: Census ‘Security Alert’ Is a Hoax

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Quick Take Posts circulating on Facebook falsely claim that people posing as “officials” from the “Department of Home Affairs” are going door-to-door to confirm “that everyone has a valid ID” for the 2020 census. The Census Bureau says this is a hoax. Full Story  In recent days and weeks, Facebook […]

Video: December Democratic Debate Claims

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In this video, we explore several claims made by Democratic presidential candidates in the Dec. 19 debate: South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg talked about his “capacity to win,” citing his 80% mayoral reelection victory. But Sen. Amy Klobuchar was correct when she countered that Buttigieg lost by 20 points (actually 24.9 […]

False Story Furthers Claim About Dem Defectors

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Quick Take A made-up story that claims four Democratic senators are switching their party affiliation because of the impeachment is circulating on Facebook. But the story originated on a site that describes its content as satire. Full Story A story that’s racked up thousands of shares on Facebook claims that […]

Facebook Posts Mislead on Bloomberg Donation

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Quick Take Misleading Facebook posts accuse former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg of “bribing” House Democrats by offering a donation “if they vote to impeach” President Donald Trump. In fact, Bloomberg is a major Democratic donor who has given to this committee before. Full Story  Michael Bloomberg, the wealthy […]

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