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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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President Trump made several unfounded claims last week regarding wind power in the Final 2020 Presidential Debate against Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden. “I know more about wind than you do. It’s extremely expensive.” said Trump while addressing a question regarding climate change. Trump...
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There’s an ongoing accusation that an ad featuring Joe Malcoun, a businessman from Michigan, was withdrawn by Joe Biden's campaign because the “struggling bar owner” was found to be “a wealthy investor.”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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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 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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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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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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On May 27, George Floyd died in police custody and his death led to a chain of events which were marked by protests, some of which devolved into riots and violence. Towards the last days of August, social media users started sharing a claim that Joe Biden has been silent on the issue of violent protests...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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While speaking on the third day of the 2020 Republican National Convention, Madison Cawthorn, who is a congressional candidate for North Carolina, had said, James Madison was one of the American leaders who signed the Declaration of Independence. As can be seen in this video(at 1:16:36), Cawthorn said...
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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 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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A viral Facebook post has been making the rounds claiming that the Democratic Convention logo shares its design with the Church of Satan insignia, known as the Sigil of Baphomet. The post was made by Pastor Greg Locke, a founding pastor of the Global Vision Bible Church, and has been shared over 17 thousand...
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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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A viral post which has been shared over one hundred thousand times has claimed that former First Lady, Michelle Obama has said that violence and riots may continue unless the public votes for the candidate of the Democratic Party in the upcoming elections. The post, which can be seen here on Facebook...
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Social media posts insinuating that Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and a number of other Democrats have been flouting covid-19 preventive measures during Biden's campaign have been circulating online. These posts are of a busy rally clearly showing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris with the words; "Mask? Only you...
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Several social media posts which claimed the DNC omitted ‘One Nation Under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance have been passed around in the past few days. As seen in this viral Facebook post, the author wrote, ‘The DNC omitted, One Nation Under God. From the pledge of alliance – It was thought to be...
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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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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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A viral Tweet which contained a photo of stacked USPS mailboxes had claimed that the USPS is being sabotaged in order to suppress mail-in voting in the upcoming Presidential elections. The post which has attracted more than 128,000 likes and approximately 83,000 retweets reads, ‘Photo taken in Wisconsin...
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A post claiming that Kamala Harris was the District Attorney of Alameda county in 2009 when Oscar Grant was shot by an officer on a train platform. This post supports its claim by pointing out that the character of Harris appears in the movie adaptation of that incident, Fruitvale Station. "Remember...
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In an appearance with FoxBusiness, President Trump lobbed “poor student” dig at Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Trump told Maria Bartirow “I won’t say where she went to school it doesn’t matter.” He further opined, “This is not even a smart person other than she’s got a good line of stuff. I...
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On August 7, a Facebook page, Just The Facts posted the story of an Illinois' couple who received five mail-in-ballot applications even though they did not request for them. The post is attached to the picture of five different applications with different names on them and it reads; "A husband and wife...
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Several social media posts which contain the claim that Democratic Party’s Vice Presidential nominee, Kamala Harris had said young voters are stupid have been seen all over the internet in recent days. Some of the social media posts with the claim can be seen here and here. One of such posts contained...
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On the 14th of August, Donald Trump made a comment at a news conference which unwittingly supported the popular conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris' eligibility as a result of the circumstances surrounding her birth. When he was asked a question about what he thought of the conspiracy theory surrounding...
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A post which claimed the Postmaster General of the USPS, Louis DeJoy and his wife have heavily invested in a firm that offers competition to the United States Postal Services has found some popularity on Twitter and Facebook. The post as seen on Twitter reads, ‘‘DeJoy & Donald are trying to mock your...
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Kamala Harris has become very popular on the social media space since she was announced as the running mate of Democratic Party’s Presidential candidate, Joe Biden on August 11. One of the latest talks on social media about Senator Harris is found in a Facebook post which claims she refused to be sworn...
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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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Since Kamala Harris emerged as the Vice Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in the upcoming elections, a lot of scrutiny has gone into her past and private life. The latest invasion into Senator Harris’ life comes in the form of a flurry of Tweets claiming she launched her political career in...
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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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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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