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fact-check:-during-the-1st-presidential-debate,-did-joe-biden-say,-‘if-you’re-going-to-vote,-vote-early-and-vote-often’?

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-specific-instagram-account?

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-to-be-discriminated-against’?

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-california-dumpster

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’?

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?

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’?

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…
fact-check:-does-this-video-show-joe-biden-as-he-‘botches’-the-pledge-of-allegiance?

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Joe Biden As He ‘Botches’ The Pledge Of...

A viral video shared on Facebook purportedly shows Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as he “botches” the Pledge of Allegiance. Verdict: False The full video of the event shows Biden was not reciting the entire Pledge of Allegiance, simply referencing it during remarks he delivered in Wisconsin on Monday. Fact Check: In the eight-second clip,…
fact-check:-does-this-video-show-a-fire-tornado-during-the-2020-california-wildfires?

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show A Fire Tornado During The 2020 California Wildfires?

A video shared on Facebook purportedly shows a fire tornado occurring amid the current California wildfires. Verdict: False The video actually shows a 2018 fire tornado in Canada. Fact Check: The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning after a wildfire in Lassen County, California spawned a fire tornado on Aug. 15, the Weather Channel…
fact-check:-image-claims-to-show-lightning-over-the-pyramids-of-giza

FACT CHECK: Image Claims To Show Lightning Over The Pyramids Of Giza

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a lightning strike over Egypt’s famed pyramids of Giza. Verdict: False The image has been digitally altered. The lightning strike was superimposed onto the image of the pyramids, according to the photographer who took the photo. Fact Check: The claim that the image shows a genuine lightning strike…
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