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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)

Democratic Spin on Bipartisan Support for American Jobs Plan

Several independent studies show strong bipartisan support for many of the main spending components of the $2.7 trillion American Jobs Plan. Still, those polls also show most Republicans oppose the overall plan, particularly its call ...
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Idaho Doctor Makes Baseless Claims About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

SciCheck Digest A viral video features a doctor making dubious claims about COVID-19 vaccines and treatments at a forum hosted by Idaho’s lieutenant governor. Dr. Ryan Cole claims mRNA vaccines cause cancer and autoimmune diseases, ...
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Tucker Carlson Misleads on COVID-19 Vaccines, Masks

SciCheck Digest All of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing symptomatic disease. Yet Fox News host Tucker Carlson baselessly casts doubt on the effectiveness of the vaccines, because federal officials urge fully vaccinated ...
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Underselling the Infrastructure in Infrastructure Plan

President Joe Biden has taken an arguably expansive view of infrastructure to justify some of the proposed spending in the $2.7 trillion American Jobs Plan. But some Republicans have gone too far with claims about ...
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Posts Falsely Identify Suspect in Fatal Shooting as George Floyd’s Brother

Quick Take Viral Facebook posts falsely claim Dejywan Floyd — a Black man arrested April 1 in the fatal shooting of a woman in North Carolina — is George Floyd’s brother. There is no evidence ...
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The Facts on the Recommended J&J Vaccine ‘Pause’

So far, nearly 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the U.S., including 7.2 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. In six cases there have been reports of “a rare ...
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Biden’s Missteps on Gun Policies

In outlining steps his administration would take on gun regulations, President Joe Biden misstated the facts on three existing policies: Biden falsely said that “you can buy whatever you want” at a gun show with ...
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Video Doesn’t Show Buttigieg Staging Bike Ride

Quick Take A video showing Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg departing the White House on a bike was misrepresented by conservative commentators online, with some claiming he “staged” the ride. There’s no evidence for that claim, ...
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MLB All-Star Lineup: Colorado vs. Georgia

After pulling its All-Star game out of Georgia because of the state’s new voting law, Major League Baseball picked Colorado for its summer classic — setting off an error-filled debate over which state has more ...
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FactChecking Claims About the Georgia Voting Law

A new voting law in Georgia has sparked a rebuke from Major League Baseball and political spin from both parties. We’ll fact-check claims from President Joe Biden and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Biden wrongly claimed the ...
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Biden, Buttigieg Exaggerate Projected Job Gains in Infrastructure Plan

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal, called the American Jobs Plan, is projected to add 2.7 million jobs over 10 years, according to an analysis by Moody’s Analytics. Biden and members of his administration have cited ...
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TV Ad Distorts Facts on Federal Voting Rights Bill

A TV ad from a conservative group distorts the facts about the “For the People Act,” a voting rights bill approved by the Democratic-controlled House and now in the Senate. The ad, paid for by ...
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