Tag: Debunking False Stories

Mail-in Voting Envelopes Don’t Reveal Party During General Election

By | 4th September, 2020

Quick Take Facebook posts falsely suggest that envelopes used for mail-in ballots in general elections reveal party affiliation, saying postal workers may “toss” votes. Voting experts say they don’t know of any such labels in general elections — only on envelopes during primary elections. Full…Read More »

Jill Biden Didn’t Propose All Americans Be ‘Required to Learn Spanish’

By | 4th September, 2020

Quick Take Jill Biden hasn’t said that all Americans will be “required” to learn Spanish if her husband wins the 2020 presidential election, contrary to a false claim shared on social media. The quote first appeared in a headline from a website…Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. Shares Unsupported Claim that ‘Democrats’ Vandalized Statue

By | 12th July, 2020

Quick Take Donald Trump Jr. has shared a viral meme that makes the unsupported claim that a statue of abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York, was torn down by “Democrats.” Police have made no arrests, and are “still looking into”…Read More »

Social Media Posts Spread False Claim About Fauci’s Wife

By | 12th July, 2020

Social media posts falsely claim that Ghislaine Maxwell, the associate of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, is the sister of Dr. Christine Grady, Dr. Anthony Fauci’s wife. Maxwell and Grady are not siblings. Full Story British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested July 2…Read More »