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Steve August 6, 2020

These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased sources. Overall, we rate NextGov Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimally […]

Steve August 6, 2020

Chris Hayes, MSNBC: “Is the liability protection language acceptable to you?” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.): “Not at all. It is so extreme. You heard — you said before what [Sen. Mitch] McConnell said, ‘We need things not extraneous, extraneous to covid.’ You know what’s in this bill? No medical malpractice suits till […]

Steve August 5, 2020

Online criticism concerning safety measures in schools trying to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic circulated around a second Georgia school in August 2020 as a photo spread online showing an entire senior class gathered together without face coverings. Etowah High School gained attention after the Twitter account “Everything Georgia” posted the class photograph on August […]

Steve August 5, 2020

In early August 2020, what looked like a news item about Oklahoma police officers accidentally shooting at one another while “trying to shoot a black teenager” spread on Facebook and Twitter: Two Oklahoma City Police Department officers shot each other in an attempt to shoot an Black teenager they were chasing. https://t.co/rIv4kqGbVa — Onyx Paradigm […]

Steve August 5, 2020

In response to a question about his tweet to “all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream,” President Tweety McTreason suggested that an Obama administration fair housing rule required the construction of low-income homes in suburban areas. It doesn’t. “So we ended a rule that was a very horrible rule for people in suburbia […]

Steve August 5, 2020

A Republican TV ad targeted at Latino voters in large cities falsely claimed that Joe Biden “promised his party an African American Vice President. Not a Latino.” Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, committed to picking a woman to be his running mate. He didn’t specify a woman of a particular race or ethnicity. The […]

Steve August 5, 2020

Quick Take Old mugshots circulating on social media falsely suggest that they show 13 teachers who were recently arrested during the protests in Portland, Oregon. The photos are actually from 2017, and the posts provide no evidence that any of them are teachers. Full Story A slate of mugshots from 2017 has been circulating anew, […]

Steve August 5, 2020

If you live in England, it is easy to check how many cases of Covid-19 are being reported in your area each day. The government publishes this information every afternoon, along with other data, on its coronavirus dashboard.  How to check First, visit coronavirus.data.gov.uk and click on “Cases” on the menu on the left. (Or […]

Steve August 5, 2020

Viral videos on Facebook and Twitter appear to show a police officer lying on the ground, while a group of children surround him and throw eggs at him. The videos appear to be filmed by laughing onlookers, many of whom are cheering on the children, and have been widely circulated. However, they do not really […]

Steve August 5, 2020

“We are testing 330,000 people a day.”  Nick Gibb MP, 5 August 2020 [2:26:34] While talking about the government’s Test and Trace system on the Today programme, the schools minister, Nick Gibb, said that 330,000 people are being tested for Covid-19 each day. This is not true. The Test and Trace system, which only covers […]

Steve August 5, 2020

Home » Fact Check » The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/05/2020 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 5, 2020

Detailed Report Reasoning: Imposter Site, Lack of Transparency Country: Unknown History Founded in 2015, Now8News is an imposter website that attempts to mimic a real news website. There is a complete lack of transparency in ownership, however their about page states “Now8News.com is on the look for top stories in your area and across the […]