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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

FACT CHECK: Were Nancy Pelosi’s Son And Mitt Romney’s Son Members Of Burisma’s Board...

A post shared on Facebook claims House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s son Paul Pelosi Jr. and Utah Sen. Mitt Romney’s son served on the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings’ board of directors with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden. Verdict: False There is no evidence Paul Pelosi Jr. or Mitt Romney’s sons served on…

FACT CHECK: Did Trump Blame Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer For Contracting COVID-19?

An image shared on Facebook claims President Donald Trump blamed contracting COVID-19 on Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer. Verdict: False There is no evidence that Trump blamed Lizer for exposing him to COVID-19. The claim originates from a satirical article. Fact Check: Trump announced on Twitter early Friday morning that he and the first…

FACT CHECK: Does Uganda Only Have 19 Coronavirus-Related Deaths Because Of Hydroxychloroquine?

An image shared on Facebook over 250 times claims Uganda only has 19 deaths related to coronavirus because hydroxychloroquine “is eaten like candy” in the country. Verdict: False Uganda has reported 75 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic, and hydroxycholoroquine has not been used as a treatment for the novel coronavirus in the country since…

FACT CHECK: During The 1st Presidential Debate, Did Joe Biden Say, ‘If You’re Going...

A post shared on Facebook Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said during the first presidential debate: “If you’re going to vote, vote early and vote often.” Verdict: False A review of the debate transcripts shows Biden did not make the comment during the debate. Fact Check: Author Lance Wallnau originally shared the alleged Biden quote…

FACT CHECK: Did Kamala Harris Tweet That She ‘Filed A Complaint’ To Remove A...

An image shared on Facebook over 400 times purportedly shows Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris tweeting that she “filed an official complaint” against a specific Instagram account to get it removed. Verdict: False There is no record of Harris sending or deleting the tweet. It appears to be fabricated. Fact Check: The image shows…

FACT CHECK: Did Amy Coney Barrett Say People Who Are Gay ‘Have A Right...

A viral Facebook post shared over 700 times claims Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said that “gays have a right to be discriminated against.” Verdict: False There is no record of Barrett making the statement attributed to her in the post. Fact Check: Barrett currently serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of…

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Falsely Claims To Show Unopened 2020 Mail-In Ballots In A...

An image shared on Facebook more than 1,400 times purportedly shows unopened mail-in ballots for the upcoming November election in a San Francisco dumpster. Verdict: False The pictured materials are empty envelopes from the 2018 election, not unopened vote-by-mail ballots for the upcoming election, according to the County of Sonoma. California counties will send mail-in…

FACT CHECK: Did Nancy Pelosi Say, ‘Employers Cutting Hours Is A Good Thing’?

An image shared on Facebook over 500 times claims House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “Employers cutting hours is a good thing. It then gives that person time to pursue their dreams and passions.” Verdict: False There is no record of Pelosi making the statement. Fact Check: Pelosi is often the target of misinformation on social…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show US Protesters Destroying A Road?

An image shared on Facebook over 400 times purportedly shows U.S. protesters using pickaxes to destroy roads “in order to cause wrecks.” Verdict: False The picture shows people in South Africa damaging a road in protest against local water and electricity shortages. Fact Check: Text overlaying the image reads, “BE CAREFUL. NOW THEY’RE DESTROYING THE ROADS…

FACT CHECK: Did Amy Coney Barrett Say That ‘White People Are God’s Chosen Ones’?

A viral Facebook post shared over 1,200 times claims Judge Amy Coney Barrett said that “white people are Gods (sic) chosen ones.” Verdict: False There is no evidence Barrett said these statements. Fact Check:  Barrett, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, has been considered a top contender for the…
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