Manipulated Video Targeting Pelosi Goes Viral

Manipulated Video Targeting Pelosi Goes Viral

Quick Take A doctored video of an interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi portrays her speech as being slowed and slurred, and has been used to advance a false claim that she was “drunk.” Full Story  Within hours of her interview at the Center for American Progress Ideas Conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi became the target of an online deception that purported to show she was “drunk.” The manipulated video clip, which was posted May 22, shows…

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Biden Stretches Industry Support for Fuel Standards

Biden Stretches Industry Support for Fuel Standards

Joe Biden distorted the facts when he asserted that the auto industry thought the Obama administration’s fuel standards were “a good idea” and that automakers “didn’t even agree” with President Donald Trump’s proposal to roll them back. Auto executives begrudgingly accepted the higher fuel standards adopted by the Obama administration back in 2011. They have repeatedly implored Trump to revisit and relax those standards, arguing that the current market makes the higher standards unfeasible and…

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Photo Shows Woodstock, Not a Trump Rally

Photo Shows Woodstock, Not a Trump Rally

Quick Take A photo of the 1969 Woodstock music festival is circulating on Facebook with the false claim that the picture shows the crowd at a recent rally held by President Donald Trump. Full Story President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania on May 20, and the next day an aerial photo showing a crush of people began circulating online with this caption: “No, This Is Not Woodstock- This Is A Trump…

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Video: Trump’s Rose Garden Speech

Video: Trump’s Rose Garden Speech

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper details several claims President Donald Trump made in a White House Rose Garden speech. The president made misleading and false claims about the special counsel investigation and a House special election. In his May 22 remarks, Trump claimed there was, “No collusion. No obstruction.” As we’ve written before, special counsel Robert S. Mueller’s report did say “the evidence does not establish that the President was involved in…

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O’Rourke Twists Facts at Town Hall

O’Rourke Twists Facts at Town Hall

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke twisted the facts on several topics, including immigration and gun control, during a CNN town hall. O’Rourke incorrectly said Trump is “proposing to build a 2,000-mile wall” at a cost of $30 billion. The administration has proposed a 10-year, $18 billion plan that would increase the total miles of primary border fencing to 970 miles. “The wall’s never meant to be 2,100 miles long,” Trump now says, citing “natural barriers”…

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Doctored Photo Adds Biden Smooch

Doctored Photo Adds Biden Smooch

Quick Take A photo of a woman protesting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court has been manipulated to make it look like former Vice President Joe Biden was there and kissed her. Full Story Joe Biden, who is leading the pack of Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for president, has been trailed by complaints that he gets too handsy with women. A raft of pictures showing some of his interactions has been circulating…

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Manipulated Time Cover on Climate Recirculates

Manipulated Time Cover on Climate Recirculates

Quick Take A viral meme attempts to undercut the evidence of climate change by using an edited cover of Time magazine — and regurgitating a misleading claim about “global cooling.” Full Story  A doctored cover of Time magazine casting doubt on climate change has circulated for years — at one point, according to Politico, even reaching the desk of President Donald Trump. That supposed cover, warning of an “Ice Age,” appeared again in recent weeks on…

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FactChecking Trump’s Fox News Interview

FactChecking Trump’s Fox News Interview

President Donald Trump, in a lengthy interview on Fox News, made several statements that were false, misleading or not supported by the evidence: Trump claimed Joe Biden, as vice president, pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who “was after his son,” Hunter Biden. There’s no evidence that Biden was under investigation, although he was a board member for a company whose owner was under investigation. Trump said of North Korea: “They haven’t had any tests…

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Unverified Teddy Roosevelt ‘Quotation’ Lives On

Unverified Teddy Roosevelt ‘Quotation’ Lives On

Quick Take Viral social media posts attribute a quotation about how “to anger” a conservative and a liberal to President Theodore Roosevelt. But there’s no evidence he ever said it. Full Story A popular meme revived on social media puts words in the mouth of President Theodore Roosevelt. “To anger a conservative, lie to him,” the quotation reads. “To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.” That supposed quotation has circulated online for years —…

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The Trumps vs. de Blasio on NYC Crime

The Trumps vs. de Blasio on NYC Crime

President Donald Trump and his son Eric both took shots this week at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying crime has risen in the city under his leadership. That’s wrong, according to crime data kept by the New York Police Department. Major felony offenses have dropped every year de Blasio has served as the city’s mayor, according to New York Police Department data. Other felonies are down. Misdemeanors are down. Arrests are down. According…

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