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FlackCheck.org Video: Midterm Deceptions

FlackCheck.org, our sister website for political literacy, looks at two recent political campaign ads that mislead viewers using common patterns of deception.

One of the TV ads doesn’t tell the whole story about a cut in the pensions of military retirees that never happened. And the other ad uses a quote out of context to make a U.S. Senate candidate look weak on border security.

The following video is based on our articles “Playing Politics with Immigration” and “No Cuts for Military Vets,” which were published on Sept. 17 and Sept. 18, respectively.