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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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Social media users are claiming that an image of young girls with abdominal distension is actually the picture of pregnant victims of child trafficking. The claims are usually in form of a collage of three different images with the hashtags "#DRAINTHESWAMP" and "#SaveTheChildren". One claim in particular...
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A Facebook post has claimed that the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a new guideline on the use of masks. Since the outbreak of coronavirus, the WHO has recommended various guidelines as it relates to safety and precaution of individuals, which are to be followed in order to be properly protected...
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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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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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Social media users are trying to draw a connection between Ghislaine Maxwell and Bill Gates by claiming that Bill Gates' mother is related to Ghislaine's father because her maiden name is Maxwell. This claim is false. The claim is backed up by an image of a man identified as Bill Gates in between two...
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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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Shia LaBeouf has recently come under the limelight for his huge cauliflower ears in his recently released movie, “The Tax Collector.” Many online media outlets like The Detroit News and social media posts claimed this was real and demonstrated Shea’s dedication to his work and getting a permanently damaged...