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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)

Trump Repeats Many Claims in Fox News Town Hall

In a Feb. 20 town hall in South Carolina that aired on Fox News, days before the state’s Republican primary, former President Donald Trump repeated several false and misleading claims we’ve fact-checked before. Trump and ...

Trump Ad Misleads on Haley Opposition to Trump Border Policies

A new campaign ad from former President Donald Trump makes two misleading claims about Nikki Haley’s opposition to border policies championed by Trump. The ad claims Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, ...

IRS Has Not Introduced Immigrant Housing Tax Incentive, Contrary to Posts

Para leer en español, vea esta traducción de Google Translate. Quick Take The IRS has not introduced a tax incentive for U.S. families to house immigrants in exchange for labor. A bogus claim that was ...

Post Uses Altered Photo to Impugn Klobuchar’s Comments on Slain First Responders

Para leer en español, vea esta traducción de Google Translate. Quick Take Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar posted condolences and support for two police officers and a firefighter killed Feb. 18 while responding to a domestic ...

CDC, Experts Say Fluoridated Water Is Safe, Contrary to RFK Jr.’s Warnings

The mineral fluoride, at the right dose, has been shown to reduce the risk of tooth decay. Based on studies demonstrating this in children drinking naturally fluoride-containing water, individual cities in the U.S. began to ...

Experts Say Proposed Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Rules Not an EPA ‘Ban’ on Gas-Powered Cars

Pending regulations under review by the Biden administration could greatly increase the number of electric vehicles sold in the U.S. But if implemented, the proposals to reduce tailpipe emissions and raise the fuel efficiency standards ...

Amy Schumer Has Endometriosis, Not a Vaccine-Related Ailment

Para leer en español, vea esta traducción de Google Translate. SciCheck Digest Comedian Amy Schumer has said she’s having “some medical and hormonal” issues related to endometriosis that have affected her appearance. But some social ...

Indictment of FBI Informant Undermines Centerpiece of GOP’s Impeachment Case

Para leer en español, vea esta traducción de Google Translate. In directing the House to open a formal impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden, then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy cited, among other things, an unverified report from a “trusted ...

Texas Abortion Recipients Not Subject to Penalty, Contrary to Online Claims

Para leer en español, vea esta traducción de Google Translate. Quick Take Abortion is illegal in Texas, with narrow exceptions for the life and health of a pregnant patient. Those who provide abortions can face ...

Republicans Distort Facts on Special Counsel Decision Not to Charge Biden

Para leer en español, vea esta traducción de Google Translate. At their weekly news conference, several Republican House leaders wrongly claimed the special counsel report into Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents found the president was mentally ...

Posts Misidentify Suspect in Kansas City Parade Shootings

Para leer en español, vea esta traducción de Google Translate. Quick Take Kansas City authorities charged two juvenile suspects with crimes connected to the Feb. 14 shootings at the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory celebration, in ...

Review Article By Misinformation Spreaders Misleads About mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines 

SciCheck Digest The mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have a good safety record and have saved millions of lives. But viral posts claim the contrary, citing a recent peer-reviewed article authored by known COVID-19 misinformation spreaders and ...