On June 9, the Department of Justice unsealed a 44-page indictment against former President Donald Trump detailing allegations not only of mishandling sensitive classified documents after he left office, but of obstructing federal officials who tried to get them back. Here, we answer some questions about the indictment.
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Mike Pence formally jumped into the 2024 presidential race on June 7, becoming the first vice president in 83 years to challenge a president under whom he served. We fact-checked his remarks on the day he announced his candidacy.
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kicked off his campaign for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination with a June 6 town hall in Manchester, New Hampshire. We fact-checked his remarks, which included false or misleading claims about former President Donald Trump, the current Republican front-runner, whom Christie attacked several times.
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For decades, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, has been exploited by people opposed to vaccination. Here, we’ll explain how VAERS works and run through five misconceptions that anti-vaccination activists wield to mislead people about vaccines.
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Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley -- a former governor of South Carolina and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during former President Donald Trump's administration -- made a few false and misleading statements in a June 4 town hall on CNN.
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Following a parent's complaint, one K-8 school in Florida restricted access to a poem by Amanda Gorman that she had read at the 2021 presidential inauguration. The school moved the book in its library to a shelf for upper-grade students only. But social media posts falsely claimed Miami-Dade County had "banned" the book in all its elementary schools.
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Officials serving in President Joe Biden's administration have taken their oaths of office, and most can be seen in videos from their swearing-in ceremonies. But a video circulating on social media falsely suggests that they haven't been sworn in and are "acting as elected officials without swearing an allegiance to the Constitution."
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Former President Donald Trump misleadingly said that "under Biden’s current policies" children born to parents in the country illegally automatically become citizens. That's not a Biden policy, but rather it has been the standing interpretation of the 14th Amendment going back more than 100 years, including under Trump.
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Ventilators can be lifesaving for critically ill COVID-19 patients. A social media claim that a new study shows ventilators killed “nearly all” COVID-19 patients is “quite wrong,” according to the study's co-author. Ventilator-associated complications can contribute to deaths, but patients are typically put on ventilators when they would otherwise die.
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The Republican majority leader of the Arizona Senate informed county election officials that a Senate resolution essentially bars electronic voting systems in the state. The state's Democratic secretary of state and attorney general say the resolution carries no legal weight. Nonetheless, based on the resolution, a Facebook post misleadingly claimed the state “has banned electronic voting machines.”
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The Biden administration has touted that a proposal to lower late fees will help consumers, but the math is suspect.
The president's four-minute video has a feel of a golden oldie record.
The footage was shared widely on social media in May 2022, prompting speculation about its authenticity.
As claims about the flag began to pick up steam again in 2023, we decided to revisit the topic we first addressed in 2018.
This genuine remark from the future president came during an August 2016 campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A photograph of Beshear posing with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence was taken in 2020, during a statewide LGBTQ+ rally that he spoke at.
Check your source's sources' sources.
The internet continued to serve reheated "Pizzagate" conspiracy theories in 2020.
Just too many "Tom Cruises" in one picture.
Social media users shared an old video to spread a false narrative about the Nova Kakhovka dam explosion in Russian-occupied Ukraine.
The official Facebook account for the legendary singer announced her death.
Video footage shows aircraft spreading more fire over a forested area. The question is why.