Fact Check

Steve May 13, 2020

“Earlier this year, and until 12 March, the government’s own official advice was, and I’m quoting from it, ‘it remains very unlikely that people receiving care in a care home will become infected.’” Keir Starmer, 13 May 2020 “It wasn’t true that the advice said that.” Boris Johnson, 13 May 2020  In Prime Minister’s Questions […]

Steve May 13, 2020

The Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday evening that some lockdown restrictions could be lifted was met with some confusion over when exactly some workers would be expected to return to work after conflicting information was given by government sources.  On Sunday, Boris Johnson said it was time to “modify” the lockdown measures, with the first […]

Steve May 13, 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 the Lexington […]

Steve May 12, 2020

On May 1 2020, the American Institute for Economic Research reported that Woodstock was held during a pandemic — information which, in a vacuum, could pass for a charming piece of late 1960s nostalgia. But this information does not exist in a vacuum. In”Woodstock Occurred in the Middle of a Pandemic,” AIER (side note: the “E” is […]

Steve May 12, 2020

Flanked by large signs proclaiming, “America leads the world in testing,” President Tweety McTreason said at a May 11 press conference, “we’ve prevailed on testing.” While the United States has done more total tests for COVID-19 than any other country, it doesn’t lead when testing is measured by other metrics. At the same press briefing, […]

Steve May 12, 2020

The United States has one of the highest rates of COVID-19 deaths per capita in the world. However, President Tweety McTreason made the false claim that “Germany and the United States are the two best in deaths per 100,000 people.” As of May 11, the U.S. had 24.66 deaths per 100,000 people — more than […]

Steve May 12, 2020

At a May 11 press conference, President Tweety McTreason falsely suggested that Pennsylvania was making “no effort” to reopen its economy, which was largely shut down by the novel coronavirus pandemic. In fact, the state is in the midst of a phased reopening. Restrictions have been eased although by no means eliminated in 24 counties, […]

Steve May 12, 2020

Four scientists analysed the article and estimate its overall scientific credibility to be ‘neutral’. more about the credibility rating A majority of reviewers tagged the article as: Accurate. SUMMARY The article in Business Insider discusses findings from a study published May, 2020 that projected one to three billion people could live in much warmer climates […]

Steve May 12, 2020

Among early May 2020 rumors about “forced testing” Americans for COVID-19 (occasionally with increasingly hysterical rumors about purported home intrusions under H.R. 6666) was a consistent claim that the government sought to remove children from parents and place them in foster care — a rumor that was exacerbated by a May 6 2020 video tweet […]

Steve May 12, 2020

Multiple Facebook posts showing a little girl with the text “[Location]: Little girl vanishes after getting into a stranger’s car. Help us find her” have been shared thousands of times. As we’ve said before, the story is false and takes you to a website that attempts to gather your Facebook password by asking you to […]