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There’s an ongoing accusation that an ad featuring Joe Malcoun, a businessman from Michigan, was withdrawn by Joe Biden's campaign because the “struggling bar owner” was found to be “a wealthy investor.” However, this is not true. This accusation has been made by many major news websites, such as New...
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A claim recently made by a conservative Twitter handle implied that Twitter’s Read Before You Retweet Warning feature only targets tweets made by conservatives. This accusation means that Twitter is being biased. This is not the first time the accusation is being made by conservatives. On October 18...
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There’s a picture of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris sitting in front of a burning American flag circulating on social media. It has gained a large number of views, running into millions, on Facebook in particular, and engagement has been equally massive. However, it is an altered picture. From a glance...
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On the 20th of October, Eric Trump posted a photograph of Ice Cube and 50 Cent wearing a hat labeled TRUMP. This picture was manipulated. The original version of this picture was taken 3 years ago at the BIG3 basketball game in Las Vegas. It was tweeted by Ice Cube on his page with a birthday caption...
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A number of political-social media influencers have been sharing claims that Joe Biden said he once lived or grew up in one of the Section 8 houses. This claim is false The origin of this claim can be traced to one of Joe Biden’s answers to questions racism at the ABC News town hall which took place...
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Recently, Eric Trump, the son of Donald Trump made an allegation against Joe Biden, the Democratic Presidential nominee of the United States of America on social media, this allegation is false. The allegation is in the form of a Twitter post where Trump tried to justify the words; "The salary of a U...
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On the 15th of October, President Donald Trump claimed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study stating that 85% of people who wear masks contract Covid-19. This claim is false. In a morning interview with Fox News, the President mentioned that; "CDC comes out with a statement...
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Posts claiming that Joe Biden plans to increase Property tax rate by 3% once he is elected have been circulating on social media with references to his eligibility as a candidate over Trump. These posts are not backed up by any fact and one of the most reposted of them reads; "Biden wants to put a 3...
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A recent viral Facebook post claims that the CDC has removed mentions of the “COVID-19 Pandemic” and replaced it with “Covid-19 Outbreak” on the CDC website. The post then goes on to conclude that CDC never declared COVID-19 a pandemic in the first place. The post has over a thousand shares currently...
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A large number of social media users are sharing the claim that 70 dogs purportedly died from eating chicken jerky treats from China. This claim is backed up by other claims that Fox News has recently published an article on it while the brand, Blue Buffalo among other brands that sell chicken jerky...
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A viral Facebook post has been making the rounds claiming that the recent wildfires occurring on the West Coast have been started by members of Antifa. The post has over 600 shares and contains various screenshots of social media posts that claim that the fires are the result of arson. One post even...
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In a recent meeting with members of the United Steelworkers Union, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made some remarks regarding his proposed tax plan. Biden mentioned that no one making under $400,000 would be punished by the tax plan, adding “which is more money than I’ve ever made”. The remark...
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In early September, 2020, news started circulating on social media that Donald Trump called a senator and highly decorated war veteran, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D. Ill) who lost her leg in Iraq when her helicopter was shot down by propelled grenades in 2004, "Lieutenant NoLegs". This news is backed by a...
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A bogus claim that Disney is closing down Disneyland and moving from California to Texas has been circulating on social media since early September. This claim is false. The origin of the claim can be traced back to an article published on August, 31 by satire website, Uncle Walt's Insider. This article...
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Social media users have been sharing a claim about Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister at an interview with an image of what looks like an insult in the background. This claim shows a picture of the Prime Minister at an interview in a school in Leicestershire in late August with a Mathematical periodic...
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A viral video showing Donald Trump moving away from a group of reporters to stand abruptly beside a puddle of water has been circulating on social media with the insinuation that he was disoriented because of dementia. This video has been posted on both Twitter and Facebook with misleading captions...
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Facebook posts claiming that manufacturers of fast tracked vaccines which have not been officially licensed in the UK have been circulating around in social media. These posts are attached to a paragraph from a Sun's article titled; "FAST TRACKED Brits could get coronavirus vaccine as early as October...
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Social media users are spreading the news that President Donald Trump is encouraging voters to vote twice in the November presidential election. This news is not only baffling, it has also been condemned by a number of Americans both on social media and through news platforms. On the issue, Michael...
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden recently made some dubious claims regarding the invention of the light in a recent town hall meeting. Biden spoke at a town hall event in Kenosha, Wisconsin where he remarked on why history classes don’t teach that “A black guy invented the light bulb, not a...
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A recent tweet by Donald Trump Jr. states that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden plans to raise taxes for 82% of the American population. The tweet has over 23,000 retweets currently. The statement echoed similar sentiments expressed by several other Republican figures including RNC Chairwoman...
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A viral Facebook post makes some claims about the costs incurred by taxpayers to fly Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to a hair salon. The post has over 16,000 shares currently and claims that the trip cost $120,000 to taxpayers. The post however does not include any sources or information on how the...
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Since last week, social media users have been sharing a quote attributed to Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins, in relation to Donald Trump and her stance on his re-election. This quote reads; "Yes, I said that I wouldn’t endorse him but that doesn’t mean I don’t fully support him,” and it is accompanied...
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A recent facebook post about the purported disrespect of NBA players to the "Commander-in-chief" has been attributed to Larry Bird . This attribution is false. This quote reads; "Back in my day the game had fundamentals and honored the commander in chief. Now it’s a bunch of radical fundamentalists...
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A Facebook post which suggested that mail-in voting could create a loophole which allows voters to cast double ballots has been shared thousands of times in the past few days. The viral post reads, ‘This is real - If I mail in my ballot on Sunday and show up to the polling station on Tuesday, they won...
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A September 1, Facebook post which has been shared over thirteen thousand times already has claimed that there is now a law in place which makes pedophilia legal in the State of California. The viral post reads, ‘PEDOPHILIA is now LEGAL in CALIFORNIA. SB-145 passed! Now a 21 year old can have sex with...
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A recent viral tweet claims that President Donald Trump suffered a “cerebral event” in 2019. The tweet has over 1400 hundred retweets and claims that the source for this information is a new book by New York Times reporter Michael S. Schmidt. The book is titled “Donald Trump v. The United States”. The...
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Several social media posts which claimed that 39 missing kids were found in a double wide trailer in Georgia have been making the rounds across many platforms on the internet. As can be seen in this Facebook post which has been shared more than a million times already, the author wrote, ‘How is finding...
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Social media users are sharing a video of Joe Biden falling asleep during a live TV interview. In the video, Joe Biden's eyes are closed while a news reporter is seen repeating the words; "wake up" over and over again. For effects, a snoring sound can be heard and the banner; "ON AIR: JOE BIDEN | THE...
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On Monday, legendary country musician Loretta Lynn announced via Instagram that she got married to Kid Rock over the weekend in what was described by her granddaughter as an hillbilly soiree. This announcement was a prank.Over the weekend, Loretta Lynn attended her son, Ernest's vow renewal to his wife...
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A recent Facebook post claims that First Lady Melania Trump is the only presidential wife to “visit troops inside a combat zone since 1969”. The post has over 1,500 shares and was made by the Facebook page “President Trump Fans”. The post is referring to the event when Melania Trump traveled with her...
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Social media posts stating that Melania Trump has uprooted and destroyed the Rose Garden planted by every first lady since Jackie Kennedy has been circulating on social media since Melania announced its unveiling on Twitter. These posts are false. In late August, Melania Trump unveiled a spruced version...
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Social media posts claiming that votes can be suppressed by virtue of party affiliation on the sleeves of the ballots have been circulating on the internet. These posts are supported by an image of two mail-in ballots, with one containing D for Democrat and the other R for Republican. The words; "The...
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Recently a viral Facebook post has been making the rounds, claiming to combat media misinformation regarding the shooting of three people at the Kenosha protests. 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested and faces several charges concerning the shooting, as reported by CNN. The post has over 1900 hundred...
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Social media users are sharing an image of a text message and claiming that it is related to sex trafficking, this claim is false. While it is true that the text message in question is part of a phishing scam, there is no evidence to show that it is related to any form of human trafficking. One post...
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A viral Facebook post claims that Kyle Rittenhouse’s father is supposedly a law enforcement officer in the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department. Kyle Rittenhouse is a 17-year-old male who was arrested and charged for allegedly shooting two people dead and injuring a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin...
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A Facebook post which claims that Jacob Blake is a child rapist has been shared several times in the past few days. This follows the fresh protests which have ensued after the shooting of Jacob Blake by a Police Officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Facebook post reads, ‘Jacob S. Blake is a child (16 YO...
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Earlier this week, series of social media posts which claimed that Black Lives Matter protesters burned down a church in Kenosha, Wisconsin have been seen all over the internet. Some of the posts can be seen here, here, and here. One of such posts reads, ‘BLM rioters just burned down a black church in...
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A recent viral Facebook post claims that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi abused her position on the House Appropriations Committee to award her husband’s real estate investment firm a very lucrative 9 billion dollar contract. The post has been shared over 1,200 times and features an image of Nancy...
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In August 2020, social media users started circulating the information that PepsiCo was donating $100M to the black lives matter movement. This news is false. The news can be traced back to the death of George Floyd in police custody. This event prompted a nationwide protest against police brutality...
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Social media posts claiming that sex traffickers are tagging the vehicles of their potential targets with "1f1b" on their way home is circulating on social media. These claims are always attached with the screenshot another post containing the image of a car with the 1f1b identification written on it...
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In late August, social media users started spreading the odd news that Democrats are pushing for the election of a cop whose family owned slaves in Jamaica while claiming that they are against racial inequality and injustice. A claim insinuating that Kamala Harris is a cop whose family owned slaves in...
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The speculation going around on social media is that the 25 minutes speech given by Joe Biden on the last day of the Democratic National Convention this year was pre-recorded. This speculation was made popular by a tweet by John Cardillo, a former police officer and conservative media personality on...
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Ballot-in voting and the USPS has been widely discussed on the various social media platforms in recent times as the November 2020 Presidential election draws ever nearer. The latest social media discourse on this subject is found in a viral Facebook post which claims the USPS will treat your postage...
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Several social media posts which claimed Kathy Hoffman, Arizona’s Superintendent for Public Instructions is pushing for sex education in kindergartners have been making the rounds in the past few days. Some of these posts also claim Ms. Hoffman hates the Bible, and she wants to put make up on boys. Some...
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Social media users are sharing a video with the claim that some cages in Caruthers, California were used to hold the victims of human trafficking so that they won't escape. This clip is in line with the conspiracy theory of the QAnon group that a large number of American elites are child molesters and...
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There has not been a shortage of theories as to what could be the side effects of wearing masks, especially from anti-mask groups and individuals since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The latest theory as it relates to masks comes from a social media post which claimed wearing masks can cause...
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A picture showing Hillary Clinton wearing an ankle monitor while walking a dog at the beach is circulating on social media. This picture has been doctored. Acccording to a reverse Google search, an original version of this picture appeared in 2014 in a news article titled "4 Ways Hillary Clinton Can...
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News that Putin's daughter is dead after taking a Covid-19 vaccine is circulating on social media, this news is false. This news originated from an article titled "Vladimir Putin's daughter DIES after the second dose of COVID vaccine" published on the 15th of August by the website, TorontoToday.net....
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A claim that Nancy Pelosi wants to disenfranchise soldiers who are overseas in the coming election is circulating on social media. This claim is false. The origin of this claim is from an article titled "Pelosi Wants To Remove Votes From Soldiers Overseas: ‘They Don’t Even Live Here", published by a...
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A claim that the Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson made a public apology to India, for the colonial rule 74 years ago is circulating in social media. This claim is false. The origin of the claim is from a tweet which was purportedly posted by Boris Johnson on the 15th of August, 2020, during India...
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