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Trump’s Repeated Falsehood on Auto Plants
In launching his reelection campaign, President Donald Trump repeated a claim about new auto plants that he made a year-and-a-half ago. It's still not true, and it fits a pattern of Trump falsely boasting of unexpected or unusual gains in the auto in
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‘Satirical’ Story Gets Serious Treatment Online
A bogus story fueling theories that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will be arrested has been shared over 100,000 times on Facebook, but it started out as satire. The post ‘Satirical’ Story Gets Serious Treatment Online appeared first on FactCheck.o
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Image Shows ’85 Live Aid Concert, Not Trump Rally
A viral photo shows a massive crowd at an iconic 1985 concert in London, not at a rally for President Trump in Philadelphia, as a meme claims. The post Image Shows ’85 Live Aid Concert, Not Trump Rally appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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The Churchill Quotation That Wasn’t
There's no support for the idea that Winston Churchill ever made a statement about Muslims that social media users continue to attribute to him. The post The Churchill Quotation That Wasn’t appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Trump’s Campaign Kickoff Claims
In launching his reelection campaign, President Donald Trump said, "Nobody's done what we have done in two and a half years." However, we found his speech was filled with familiar false, misleading and exaggerated statements about his record on jobs,
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Nicole Kidman Did Not Call Trump ‘The Best President in U.S. History’
A story being shared by thousands of Facebook users includes a "quote" about President Donald Trump that has been misattributed to the actress Nicole Kidman. The post Nicole Kidman Did Not Call Trump ‘The Best President in U.S. History’ appeared firs
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Post Misleads on Congressional Salaries, Social Security
Q: Did members of Congress approve a salary increase for themselves and deny an increase in Social Security benefits?  A: No. Congress is still contemplating whether to allow an automatic pay increase for its members, and it does not determine cost-o
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Mislabeled Video Politicizes Drug Problem
A video spreading on Facebook has been mislabeled to make a political statement about Democratic lawmakers in California. However, the video, which seems to show people under the influence of drugs, was filmed in Philadelphia. The post Mislabeled Vid
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Video: Trump Misleads on ‘Rebuffed’ Russian Offers
CNN's Jake Tapper examines in this week's fact-checking video the president's claim that the special counsel's report said his campaign "rebuffed" Russian offers of assistance. The report said the campaign was "receptive" to some offers, and in other
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FactChecking Trump’s Pitch to Farmers
In his much publicized visit to Iowa, President Donald Trump made a few false and misleading statements about agricultural exports. The post FactChecking Trump’s Pitch to Farmers appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Fake Mark Twain ‘Quote’ Mocks Voting
A quotation misattributed to Mark Twain is circulating online and suggests the famous writer disparaged voting. Actually, he celebrated it. The post Fake Mark Twain ‘Quote’ Mocks Voting appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Falsehood Swirls About Biden, SEALs
Viral posts on Facebook claim, falsely, that former Vice President Joe Biden "leaked the names of SEAL Team 6 family's to Al Qaeda." Biden publicly credited the SEALs with killing Osama Bin Laden, but did not disclose the team or team members respons
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Trump’s Dubious Claims About China
In remarks to the press in Iowa and before departing for Iowa, President Donald Trump talked about ongoing trade negotiations with China, and the possibility of enacting further tariffs. But Trump distorted the facts on several points. The post Trump
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Meme Mangles Constitutional Rights
A meme making the bogus claim that the U.S. Constitution confers rights only to citizens is circulating online. Actually, many of the rights granted in the Constitution apply to noncitizens, too. The post Meme Mangles Constitutional Rights appeared f
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Trump Bungles Climate Change in UK
During a trip to the United Kingdom, President Donald Trump once again expressed skepticism about climate change, making several false or misleading statements in a television interview on “Good Morning Britain” with host Piers Morgan. The post Trump
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Video of ‘We Love Trump’ Chant is From 2018
A video clip of a July 2018 rally in support of President Donald Trump has gone viral with the false claim that it is from his June 2019 trip to London. The posts wrongly accuse the media of ignoring the year-old rally to make the president look bad.
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Video: Democrat Claims About Guns
Remarks made by a former president and two 2020 Democratic presidential candidates about gun regulations are the focus of this week's fact-checking video by CNN’s Jake Tapper. The post Video: Democrat Claims About Guns appeared first on FactCheck.org
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Anti-Trump Protests in London Not ‘Fake News’
President Donald Trump claimed not to have seen the large groups of anti-Trump protesters during his trip to the United Kingdom this week, and then falsely labeled media reports of those protests "fake news." The post Anti-Trump Protests in London No
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Gillibrand Misleads on Trump’s Bump Stock Ban
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand claimed President Donald Trump failed to keep his promise after a mass shooting in Las Vegas to ban bump stocks. In fact, Trump has enacted a bump stock ban, which went into effect in March. The post Gillibrand Misleads on Tru
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Photo Shoehorns Misinformation Into Tariff Debate
A manipulated photo circulating online falsely claims to show boxes of shoes for Ivanka Trump's fashion line getting a special exemption from tariffs. The post Photo Shoehorns Misinformation Into Tariff Debate appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Obama Misrepresents U.S. Gun Laws
In remarks at a technology conference in Brazil, former President Barack Obama misrepresented U.S. gun laws, claiming that "anybody can buy any weapon ... without much, if any, regulation," including "machine guns." The post Obama Misrepresents U.S.
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Meme Puts Words in Eric Trump’s Mouth
A resurfaced meme claims, falsely, that Eric Trump said on Fox News that the "President should be able to choose Governors, Senators, and Congressmen." The quotation appears to have originated on a Facebook page that calls its content "parody." The p
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Manipulated Pelosi Video, Take 2
Another manipulated video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is circulating on Facebook. She did not slur her words during a speaking engagement at the Commonwealth Club of California. The post Manipulated Pelosi Video, Take 2 appeared first on FactCheck.
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Fictional Feinstein Remark Gains Traction Again
A fabricated quotation about guns attributed to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has circulated online for years and is again being shared by thousands on Facebook. The post Fictional Feinstein Remark Gains Traction Again appeared first on FactCheck.
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Decades-Old Video Doesn’t Show Congresswoman
Ted Nugent posted a 1989 video of a now-deceased woman who called for "making America Muslim.” He wrongly described her as "the new congresswoman from Michigan." The post Decades-Old Video Doesn’t Show Congresswoman appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Facebook Post Mischaracterizes Cow Study
A picture of a cow used for a research project in 2008 has been circulating on social media with a false claim that "fringe leftist[s] are now advocating for cow fart bags to capture farts as a way to help prevent 'global warming.'" The post Facebook
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FactChecking Trump’s Response to Mueller
In an impromptu press conference and on Twitter, President Donald Trump responded to special counsel Robert Mueller's remarks about the Russia investigation with several false and questionable claims. The post FactChecking Trump’s Response to Muelle
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What Mueller, Barr Say About Obstruction of Justice
Special counsel Robert Mueller devoted much of his 10-minute remarks on May 29 to explaining why the special counsel’s office did not reach a determination about whether President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice. Democrats have criticiz
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Manipulated Video Targeting Pelosi Goes Viral
A doctored video of an interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi portrays her speech as being slowed and slurred, and has been used to advance a false claim that she was "drunk." The post Manipulated Video Targeting Pelosi Goes Viral appeared first o
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Biden Stretches Industry Support for Fuel Standards
Joe Biden distorted the facts when he asserted that the auto industry thought the Obama administration's fuel standards were "a good idea" and that automakers "didn't even agree" with President Donald Trump's proposal to roll them back. The post Bide
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