Facts Check

Fact or Fiction?

We have tried to find a resource to assist us in identifying and weeding out some of the “myth from truth”.

(note: please read with the understanding that information may not be deemed 100% accurate and is collected from 3rd party sources)

Nicole Kidman Did Not Call Trump ‘The Best President in U.S. History’

Quick Take A story being shared by thousands of Facebook users includes a “quote” about President Donald Trump that has been misattributed to the actress Nicole Kidman. Full Story The headline of a 2018 article circulating on Facebook reads, “Nicole Kidman Says: Trump Is The Best President In U.S History, We Must ...
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Post Misleads on Congressional Salaries, Social Security

Q: Did members of Congress approve a salary increase for themselves and deny an increase in Social Security benefits?  A: No. Congress is still contemplating whether to allow an automatic pay increase for its members, and it does not determine cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security beneficiaries. FULL QUESTION Did Congress reject ...
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Mislabeled Video Politicizes Drug Problem

Quick Take A video spreading on Facebook has been mislabeled to make a political statement about Democratic lawmakers in California. However, the video, which seems to show people under the influence of drugs, was filmed in Philadelphia. Full Story A video showing people who appear to be impaired by drugs on a ...
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Video: Trump Misleads on ‘Rebuffed’ Russian Offers

CNN’s Jake Tapper examines in this week’s fact-checking video the president’s claim that the special counsel’s report said his campaign “rebuffed” Russian offers of assistance. The report said the campaign was “receptive” to some offers, and in other instances “shied away.” In remarks on June 12 before a meeting with ...
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FactChecking Trump’s Pitch to Farmers

In his much publicized visit to Iowa, President Donald Trump made a few false and misleading statements about agricultural exports: Trump touted an agreement with Japan on U.S. beef exports, but he wrongly claimed, “They haven’t bought our beef since the year 2000.” U.S. beef exports to Japan have exceeded $1 ...
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Fake Mark Twain ‘Quote’ Mocks Voting

Quick Take A quotation misattributed to Mark Twain is circulating online and suggests the famous writer disparaged voting. Actually, he celebrated it. Full Story Robert Hirst has been tracking Mark Twain quotes for 30 years, and he keeps a list of the fake ones. A bogus quotation that’s been circulating ...
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Falsehood Swirls About Biden, SEALs

Quick Take Viral posts on Facebook claim, falsely, that former Vice President Joe Biden “leaked the names of SEAL Team 6 family’s to Al Qaeda.” Biden publicly credited the SEALs with killing Osama Bin Laden, but did not disclose the team or team members responsible. Full Story  As former Vice President ...
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Trump’s Dubious Claims About China

In remarks to the press in Iowa and before departing for Iowa, President Donald Trump talked about ongoing trade negotiations with China, and the possibility of enacting further tariffs. But Trump distorted the facts on several points: Trump correctly said that U.S. “net worth” has risen nearly $14 trillion since ...
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Meme Mangles Constitutional Rights

Quick Take A meme making the bogus claim that the U.S. Constitution confers rights only to citizens is circulating online. Actually, many of the rights granted in the Constitution apply to noncitizens, too. Full Story Many provisions in the U.S. Constitution apply to everyone in the country — citizens and ...
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Trump Bungles Climate Change in UK

During a trip to the United Kingdom, President Donald Trump once again expressed skepticism about climate change, making several false or misleading statements in a television interview on “Good Morning Britain” with host Piers Morgan. Trump said the United States has “among the cleanest climates,” adding that he wants clean ...
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Video of ‘We Love Trump’ Chant is From 2018

Quick Take A video clip of a July 2018 rally in support of President Donald Trump has gone viral with the false claim that it is from his June 2019 trip to London. The posts wrongly accuse the media of ignoring the year-old rally to make the president look bad.   ...
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Video: Democrat Claims About Guns

Remarks made by a former president and two 2020 Democratic presidential candidates about gun regulations are the focus of this week’s fact-checking video by CNN’s Jake Tapper. First, Tapper examines Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s misleading claim that President Donald Trump failed to keep his promise to ban bump stocks, which are ...
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