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COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Contain Fetal Tissue
Despite persistent claims to the contrary, none of the three authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccines contains fetal tissue. We take a look at the facts in light of Justice Clarence Thomas' dissent. The post COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Contain Fetal Tiss
FactCheck.org3 мин. чтенияAmerican Government
Planned Parenthood Centers Remain Open Following the Ruling on Roe v. Wade
Planned Parenthood has not closed any of its health centers after the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, the organization told us. But social media posts falsely claim that Planned Parenthood clinics have been closing "all over the country
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Herbal Recipes for Abortion Are Unproven and Can Be Dangerous, Contrary to Social Media Posts
Taking unregulated herbal cocktails to cause an abortion can be dangerous, obstetricians say. But recipes -- some containing potentially toxic ingredients -- for self-induced "miscarriages" have been circulating online since the Supreme Court overtur
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Gasoline Prices Up Due to Global Supply-Demand Issues, Russian Invasion of Ukraine
U.S. presidents have little control over the price that consumers pay for gasoline. It depends mostly on the price of crude oil, which is set on the global market, based largely on worldwide supply and demand. Yet Republican campaign ads have falsely
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Satirical Amendment Cited in False Claims About Kentucky Abortion Law
The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, allowing laws banning abortion in several states, including Kentucky, to take effect. But social media posts falsely claim Kentucky is considering a law requiring all women of childbearing age to u
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Stimulus Spending a Factor, But Far From Whole Story on Inflation
Economists cite several reasons for high inflation in the United States, starting with the unprecedented circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. But TV ads in midterm races across the country blame one culprit: stimulus spending by President
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Post Misleadingly Equates 2016 Democratic Effort to Trump’s 2020 ‘Alternate Electors’
After the 2016 presidential election, some progressive Democrats tried to convince electors for Donald Trump to switch their Electoral College votes to Hillary Clinton. But a conservative commentator misleadingly claimed in a social media post that t
FactCheck.org5 мин. чтенияCrime & Violence
Stacey Abrams on Violent Crime, Defunding the Police
Stacey Abrams, who faces Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in a rematch this fall, correctly accused Kemp's TV ad makers of "conveniently" editing her comments about defunding the police, but she falsely claimed that the state's violent crimes went up 55% in 2
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Biden Claims Too Much Credit for Decline in COVID-19 Deaths
With the U.S. experiencing a major dip in the number of daily deaths as the omicron variant wave runs its course, President Joe Biden has repeatedly boasted that his "approach has brought down COVID deaths by 90%.” That figure is accurate, but expert
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Website Peddles Old, Debunked Falsehood About COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines
An executive at the German pharmaceutical company Bayer referred to mRNA vaccines used against COVID-19 as an example of innovation in biotech at the World Health Summit 2021. But a website post takes the executive's words out of context to falsely c
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Social Media Swirls With Unsupported Claims About Cause of Justin and Hailey Bieber’s Medical Conditions
Pop star Justin Bieber announced he has Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a form of facial paralysis caused by a reactivation of the virus that causes chickenpox. Social media posts have claimed his condition was caused by COVID-19 vaccination, but there is no e
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NRSC’s Misleading Green New Deal Attack on Fetterman
John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, says he "never supported the Green New Deal" though he does support a longer-term transition away from fossil fuels. Nonetheless, a TV ad from the National Republican Senatorial
FactCheck.org3 мин. чтенияPopular Culture & Media Studies
Kansas Cattle Died After Unusual Heat Wave, Contrary to Baseless Claims Online
At least 2,000 cattle have died following a heat wave in southwestern Kansas. Although the cattle apparently died of heatstroke, social media posts have made baseless claims suggesting that the deaths might be part of a larger conspiracy theory about
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Posts Baselessly Link Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome to COVID-19 Vaccines
Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome, or SADS, has been studied for decades and is caused by genetic heart problems. But social media posts suggest, with no evidence, that SADS is related to COVID-19 vaccines. The post Posts Baselessly Link Sudden Arrhyt
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Posts Distort Questionable Study on COVID-19 Vaccination and EMS Calls
Studies have found that COVID-19 increases the risk for heart complications, and that the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the risks for males and females in all age groups. Social media posts, however, have misinterpreted and publicized a c
FactCheck.org4 мин. чтенияCrime & Violence
Democratic Congressman Exaggerates Number of Gun ‘Massacres’
In discussing a bipartisan Senate proposal to address gun violence, Rep. Jamie Raskin exaggerated when he said there have been "more massacres than days in 2022." Using the source supplied by the congressman's office, guns were used in 14 "mass murde
FactCheck.org13 мин. чтенияAmerican Government
Trump Ignored Aides, Repeated False Fraud Claims
At the second hearing of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, former President Donald Trump’s top aides testified that they told him his claims of election fraud were baseless. What Trump char
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Examining Uvalde’s Police Spending
For the fiscal year ending in September, spending on police is expected to account for 37% of general fund expenditures in the city of Uvalde, Texas. But police spending is projected to make up about 17% of the city's total operating expenditures, co
FactCheck.org17 мин. чтенияAmerican Government
Evidence Gaps in ‘2000 Mules’
A conservative film now playing in select theaters around the country isn't "determinative, definitive" proof of widespread voter fraud, as former President Donald Trump has claimed. The post Evidence Gaps in ‘2000 Mules’ appeared first on FactCheck.
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Vaccinated People Not More Susceptible to COVID-19 Than Unvaccinated
Q. Are vaccinated and boosted people more susceptible to infection or disease with the omicron variant than unvaccinated people? A. No. Getting vaccinated increases your protection against COVID-19. Sometimes, certain raw data can suggest otherwise,
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Social Media Posts Falsely Attribute Statement on Gasoline Prices to Nonexistent ‘BP Oil Executive’
A supply and demand imbalance, exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, led to a surge in gasoline prices. But an online statement attributed to a supposed “BP Oil Executive” blames gasoline prices on U.S. dependence on foreign oil. BP told us th
FactCheck.org3 мин. чтенияPopular Culture & Media Studies
Posts Misrepresent Status of Paul Pelosi’s DUI Charges
Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was arrested for alleged drunken driving on May 28. Posts on social media falsely claim that the DUI charges against Pelosi have been dropped. But the Napa County District Attorney’s Office said
FactCheck.org7 мин. чтенияPolitical Ideologies
Republican TV Ad Makes False Claim About ‘Dead’ Voters
An illegal ballot cast on behalf of a deceased voter is rare, and we could find no examples of it occurring in Michigan in 2020 or 2016. Yet, a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Michigan falsely claims in a TV ad that "dead people always vote Dem
FactCheck.org4 мин. чтенияPopular Culture & Media Studies
Illinois School District’s Shift to Equitable Grading Is Misrepresented Online
A school district in Illinois is considering implementing "equitable grading," which would focus more on evaluating student learning than class participation or homework. A conservative website misrepresented the idea as a "race-based grading system"
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Ad Misleads on Percentage Increase in Fentanyl Seizures Under Biden
The overall increase in fentanyl seized at the southwest border under President Joe Biden is nowhere near as high as a Republican ad misleadingly claims. U.S. border officials seized 13,021 pounds of the drug in Biden’s first full 15 months in office
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Students in Israel Don’t Carry Guns to Class, Contrary to Social Media Posts
Israel has established strict measures in response to armed attacks on its schoolchildren. But social media posts falsely claim there have been "no school shootings in Israel" and use a photo to misleadingly suggest students carry weapons to class. O
FactCheck.org15 мин. чтенияAmerican Government
Q&A on Biden’s Gun Proposals
In a prime-time speech to the nation, President Joe Biden spoke about gun violence and his proposals to reduce it. Here, we answer common questions about some of the statistics the president cited and actions he proposed. The post Q&A on Biden’s
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Tactical Unit, Not Off-Duty Officer, Killed Uvalde Gunman
Jacob Albarado, who has been described in media reports as an off-duty Customs and Border Protection officer, helped students escape the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 24. But online rumors falsely claim he was the CBP officer who killed the
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Ask SciCheck Files: The Relationship Between Mental Health and Mass Shootings
In the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, some officials have cited mental illness as a reason for the unprovoked attacks. But as we’ve explained before, having a mental illness isn’t predictive of who will perpetrate a m
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Q&A on Monkeypox
We explain what monkeypox is, what makes the outbreak unusual, and why it’s important to take seriously but unlikely to play out like the coronavirus.  The post Q&A on Monkeypox appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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