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A social media post which contained a video showing the FBI raiding an office which it claimed was where the sons of Biden, Pelosi, Romney and Kerry are getting millions of dollars from via a no-show job in Ukraine has received quite some attention. The Facebook post which has over 14,000 likes as at...
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On the 10th of August, a social media post had claimed President Trump is furious because the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos decided to offer a free one-day prime shipping for all mail-in ballots for the upcoming Presidential elections. The post which has since garnered over 25,000 likes and shared about...
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Donald Trump re-election campaign’s recent press release has officially claimed that the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was called a racist by his newly appointed running mate and vice-presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris. The press release does not go into specifics and does not even...
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A tweet which claimed Twitter has hired the Press Secretary of the Democratic Party’s Vice Presidential nominee, Kamala Harris to decide what President Trump posts on the social media platform has drawn a lot of attention. The post which has over 11,000 retweets at the time of writing reads, ‘‘Twitter...
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A Twitter post which claimed Senator Kamala Harris was listed as Caucasian on her birth certificate by her parents has been drawing a lot of attention lately. This follows the event of Senator Harris being chosen as the Vice Presidential candidate of the Democratic Party in the upcoming Presidential...
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Inaccurate claims about how much politicians, especially presidents and members of the congress in the United States of America get paid when they are no longer in office is being circulated on social media. These claims are not true. A picture claiming to show the wages of retired politicians alongside...
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On August 8, Donald trump, the president of the United States of America made a statement in a press conference about an executive action on the payment of payroll taxes which has generated a lot of controversy online. This controversy is what led to Social Security Works, a non profit organization releasing...
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A recent Facebook Post and an article in the Issues & Insights website has gained traction garnering over 75 thousand views as of this writing. The article claims Democratic Nominee Joe Biden will outlaw all gas-powered cars if he is elected president in the upcoming US presidential elections in November...
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The White House press briefing on Monday evening took a newsworthy turn as President Donald Trump was put on-record wrongly stating that the “great pandemic of 1917 ended World War II.” Trump told reporters, “The closest thing is in 1917 ... the great pandemic. It certainly was a terrible thing where...
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As it relates to the November 2020 Presidential elections, the issue of mail-in ballots has been extensively discussed with many theories being posited on social media. The latest social media deliberation on this subject comes in the form of a Facebook post which claims voters would need two stamps...
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A Facebook post which has now been shared over 6,000 times claims President Trump has put a hold to all evictions through December. The post also mentioned that Trump has extended unemployment benefits through December, while also deferring payroll taxes through the same month. This post which was made...
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A recent tweet from the actor James Woods has gone viral garnering over 24 thousand likes and over 12 thousand retweets within 2 days. The actor posts a black and white image of a nude pagan ritual with an arrow pointing to a female figure claiming it’s the US Senator Elizabeth Warren. The image in...
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On the 5th of August, 2020, Trump’s campaign released a political ad showing Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of the United States of America hiding away in his basement “deep in the heart of Delaware”. This ad is false and contains a total of three heavily edited pictures of...
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A viral Twitter post which has now been shared over 90,000 times had claimed that Trump’s Postmaster General is slowing down the mail in order to influence mail-in voting, for the upcoming Presidential elections. The two part tweet reads, ‘IMPORTANT WARNING: My mailman just confirmed they have all officially...
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United States President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has recently published another ad that claims Democratic presumptive nominee Joe Biden supports defunding the police. The ad titled “Break In” was posted on Trump’s official YouTube channel on July 20 and has over 120,000 views to the point...
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While speaking during an interview with Fox News on Wednesday 5th August, President Trump had said children are almost immune from the coronavirus pandemic. The interview which was recorded was later shared on social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter. As can be seen here in the video of the Fox...
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Social media posts claiming that the United States of America has been able to save $54.7 billion a year as a result of banning welfare for illegal immigrants has been circulating on the internet since April and has resurfaced again towards the end of July. These posts read; "President Trump has banned...
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Several social media posts which contained the claim that Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted to being responsible for the ‘bombing’ of Beirut have been gaining a lot of attention in the past few days. As seen in one of the posts on Facebook, the author of the post had included a...
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During a visit to Midland in Texas for a fundraising event, Trump made certain remarks in his speech addressing the people of that West Texas region which is the heart of oil reserves. Trump in his speech said, “Now we're back and now we're just going to keep expanding. We did a great job." This was...
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A Facebook post which claims former President Obama had said ‘we must mail in vote’ while speaking at the funeral of the late civil rights activist and politician, John Lewis, had enjoyed a lot of success on the social media space. The post which can be seen here, has been shared over 9,000 times already...
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On the 5th of August, President Trump made a Twitter post which claimed that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was ‘Closed and Dead’ before his administration came on board. In the tweet which has now been shared close to 16,000 times, Trump had written; ‘‘NASA was Closed & Dead...
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A Twitter user recently made a claim that the top 10 areas with the highest coronavirus spikes in the UK are led by the Labour Party. This claim is questionable. While it is true that most of the areas on the list are run by the Labour party, including Blackburn, Leicester, Rochdale, Bradford, Luton...
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A flurry of social media posts offering explanations for the cause of the Tempe Bridge derailment have been spotted on the internet. Among these posts is a viral Facebook post which claimed that the derailment was caused by the Black Lives Matter proponents. As can be seen here, the post contained the...
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Following the death of former Republican Party Presidential aspirant, Herman Cain last week, from what was reported as coronavirus, various social media posts have emerged in the past few days claiming that the cause of death was indeed cancer, and not coronavirus as reported by the mainstream media...
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President Donald Trump made headlines again by reiterating claims that absentee voting is different from mail-in voting. Trump is vocal about his dislike of mail-in voting and preference for absentee voting. At a press briefing last July 30, 2020, he said, “Absentee is different. Absentee, you have to...
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In the past three days, several social media posts have been going around with the claim that Antifa is planning a meeting billed for the 15th of August in Garnet Ghost Town. Most of these posts usually contain a flyer which contains the date and venue, as well as the time of the supposed meeting. As...
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A picture of prison inmates tightly packed together in their underwear is circulating on the internet with the claim that they are the 16,000 MS-13 members who were deported by the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) earlier this year. This claim is not true and the picture is misattributed. The...
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News stating that the United States Postal Service (USPS) stated that mail-in-ballots for the election on November 3, should be mailed in 14 days before the general election is circulating on social media. This news is false. The origin of this speculation can be traced back to Tony Dokoupil, the co...
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The huge protests going on in Portland has been well documented, and it is safe to say that the protests have been a soft target for a lot of conspiracy theories in the past few days. The latest conspiracy surrounding the Portland protests is coming in the form of social media posts claiming that a firm...
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Social media posts attached to a picture purported to be of armed military officers in certain unnamed places in the United States of America are circulating on the internet with outrage. These posts and pictures are part of a series of other posts and pictures purporting to show the state of 'Trump...
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On 27th July 2020, a video of a group of doctors went viral and was even retweeted by the US President, Donald Trump multiple times. This video was originally published by Breitbart News, a right-wing media outlet, and was soon reposted by netizens and retweeted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube...
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During a White House briefing on 23rd of July, 2020, Trump commented, “a lot of the country has no problem whatsoever — most of the country actually.” He continued to say, “It happens quickly. And it goes away and it goes away quickly. The country is in very good shape other than if you look South and...
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On July 22, 2020, when Great Lake News reported that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has defunded Michigan state police and prisons, it soon went viral and was reported by several websites. The tweet claims that the Governor has slashed tens of millions of dollars from the Michigan state police and prison...
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In an interview to iHeart Radio on “The Conservative Circus”, the Education Secretary of the US claimed that, ““More and more studies show that kids are actually stoppers of the disease and they don’t get it and transmit it themselves.” She continued that the default should be the school kids getting...
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Social media posts claiming that Joe Biden, the presumptive Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party and former Vice President of the United States once used an N-Word countless times on camera is circulating on social media. These posts which are attached with a 3 seconds clip of Joe Biden...
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In July 2020, the Campaign Against Antisemitism group shared the link of an article claiming that Twitter blocked proud Jews who used the star of David symbol on their Twitter pages. This article was born out of a misunderstanding. According to the Campaign Against Antisemitism, Twitter accounts of...
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On Friday 24th July, the White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany during a Press briefing at the White House made numerous claims regarding some shows which are being cancelled all over America and how President Trump isn’t a fan of these developments. One of the shows which McEnany said had been...
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On Wednesday July 22nd, as part of his campaign plans for the forthcoming Presidential elections, former Vice President and Democratic Party candidate, Joe Biden took part in a virtual roundtable session with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). During the session, Joe Biden provided insights...
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Social media posts claiming that Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's known associate and love interest between 1994-1997, was given reprieve in prison in her 'difficult' time by switching off her security cameras has gone viral on the internet. These posts are attached with the screenshot of a news...
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Earlier this week, the social media space has been agog with various posts regarding how The New York Times has published TV Host, Tucker Carlson’s address. Carlson himself, who is the host of the daily night show, Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News had claimed earlier on Tuesday night that The New...
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On July 11th, a Facebook account shared a post which claimed that MP Mark Francois had said that there is no gender pay gap. The post instantly became a social media hit, and it soon transcended the Facebook platform and found its way into Twitter as can be seen here and here. In the original Facebook...
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A quote erroneously attributed to Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States of America is circulating in the form of memes and social media posts on the internet. In this quote dated 1987, Ronald Reagan allegedly condemns Democrats by saying that they would one day restrict the freedom...
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A video purportedly showing Joe Biden, the former vice president of the United States of America, and presumptive democratic nominee for presidency introducing a man who appears to be in 'blackface' at a party circulating online. This video has been falsified. The video in question is an old clip showing...
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There are many schools of thoughts as it regards to the use of face masks to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. While some thinks it is great, others think it is not needed and these stances have always led to various narratives, most of which are always misleading and unfounded...
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Various social media posts, especially on Twitter and Facebook have been sharing a picture which shows a man kissing a young girl on an Island. Surprisingly, the authors of these posts had claimed that the man pictured kissing the young girl in the picture is Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Party...
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Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer is one of the biggest advocates of adhering to the use of face masks in the United Sates amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Whitmer pioneered the ‘Mask Up Michigan’ movement and signed a new executive order to that effect on Friday 10th of July, which requires...
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In a spirited interview with Fox News on Sunday, July 19, 2020, President Donald Trump openly claims that the United States has the “lowest mortality rate” in the world, amid a string of assertions to back the administration’s response to the pandemic. Chris Wallace, the interviewer, was quick to counter...
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Social media posts insinuating that a bill to implant microchips into people, especially employees, by their employers has been passed into law in Michigan is currently circulating on social media. Most of these posts were met with outrage and some of them even speculate that something which is commonly...
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Posts stating that the UK government mistakenly sold around 10000 kids in 2015 are being circulated online by social media users on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and even Reddit. These posts are backed up by screenshots of what looks like a Google search results page of "UK government...
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A viral Facebook video has been circulating. With over 4.6 million views and almost 200K shares, the video shows a woman claiming that she was denied being able to vote for Donald Trump and other Republicans in Louisiana’s primary election held on July 11. The woman, Holly Sanders, claims in the recording...
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