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Steve August 14, 2020

During ongoing controversy over United States Postal Service slowdowns and mail-in voting in August 2020, historian Heather Cox Richardson posted a status update to Facebook quoting United States President Tweety McTreason as saying that withholding USPS funding meant “they can’t have universal mail-in voting”:   The post began: August 13, 2020 (Thursday) Today was another one for […]

Steve August 14, 2020

“Young people twice as likely to refuse a coronavirus vaccine, study shows”  The Telegraph, 9 August 2020 “Survey sparks concern over misconceptions about vaccines and scepticism about science”  The Guardian, 9 August 2020 “About one in six people (16 per cent) said they would reject [the vaccine], or are likely to.” The Independent, 9 August […]

Steve August 14, 2020

In late June, Joe Biden claimed President Tweety McTreason “wants to cut off money for the post office so they cannot deliver mail-in ballots.” At the time, we wrote that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee had no evidence of Trump’s ulterior motive — but now he does.  In an Aug. 13 interview, Trump admitted that […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Home » Fact Check » The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/14/2020 The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact-checkers. (D. Van Zandt) Disclaimer: We […]

Steve August 14, 2020

These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be […]

Steve August 13, 2020

“It’s an open question, and one I think [Sen. Kamala D.] Harris should answer so the American people know for sure she is eligible.” “I heard it today that [Harris] doesn’t meet the requirements. And, by the way, the lawyer that wrote that piece is a very highly qualified, very talented lawyer. I have no […]

Steve August 13, 2020

Quick Take A Facebook post makes the baseless claim that Bill Gates’ mother was related to Ghislaine Maxwell, an associate of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The post also shows an image of a young man who is misidentified as Gates. Full Story For years, social media conspiracy theorists have been circulating false information about bogus […]

Steve August 13, 2020

Home » Fact Check » The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/13/2020 The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact-checkers. (D. Van Zandt) Disclaimer: We […]

Steve August 13, 2020

These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing.  Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words.  These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may […]