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Steve June 3, 2020

According to this message, which purports to be from “Mail Control”, I sent a request to terminate my email account. Supposedly, as a final security measure, I need to confirm the termination request by clicking a link. Alternatively, I could click a “cancel” link if I did not ask for the account to be terminated. […]

Steve June 3, 2020

On May 31 2020, an open letter was shared by the Facebook page “Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children” (archived here), purportedly speaking for all or most American truckers in the midst of ongoing protests in all fifty states:   Within days, the post had been shared more than half a million times. Alongside an unspecified image […]

Steve June 3, 2020

“Cutting back to 1m ‘doubles infection risk’” The Guardian (print edition), 2 June 2020 “One metre is enough!” The Mail (print edition), 2 June 2020   Yesterday the Guardian’s and the Mail’s front pages reported a new piece of research recently published in the Lancet medical journal. “Reducing physical distancing advice from 2 metres to 1 […]

Steve June 3, 2020

Home » Fact Check » The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/03/2020 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: […]

Steve June 3, 2020

These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources. Overall, we rate RealClearDefense Right-Center […]

Steve June 2, 2020

According to this email, which was supposedly sent by Apple, your account has expired and you can read more information in an attached PDF. However, the email is not from Apple.  It is a phishing scam designed to steal your personal and financial information. Here’s what the scam email looks like: If you click the […]

Steve June 2, 2020

Quick Take Contrary to social media posts, Kellie Chauvin, the estranged wife of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, is not the sister of Tou Thao, another former officer involved in the events that led to Floyd’s death, according to Kellie Chauvin’s lawyer. Full Story A bogus […]

Steve June 2, 2020

“This country is now testing more than virtually any other country in Europe.” Boris Johnson, 20 May 2020 At Prime Minister’s Questions the Prime Minister claimed that the UK does more tests for Covid-19 than “virtually any other country in Europe.” There’s not really enough data available to say this for sure. What is available […]

Steve June 2, 2020

Quick Take A tweet shared widely online during the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd — espousing a plan to bring violence to “residential areas… the white hoods” — was made to appear to be from antifa, the anti-fascist coalition. But the account behind the tweet was actually linked to a white nationalist […]