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No Evidence Biden Was ‘Wearing a Wire’ in Debate

No Evidence Biden Was ‘Wearing a Wire’ in Debate

Facebook posts baselessly accuse former Vice President Joe Biden of wearing a wire during the first presidential debate. The low-quality videos and photos being cited don’t support that claim.

Video: The First Debate

Video: The First Debate

In this video, we review six claims we fact-checked in the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Baseless Online Claims Target Biden Ahead of First Debate

Baseless Online Claims Target Biden Ahead of First Debate

Unsubstantiated posts spreading on Facebook and Twitter claim former Vice President Joe Biden “got tonight’s debate questions in advance” and that he will be wearing an earpiece. There is no evidence for either assertion.

Reviewing the Facts in Anti-Harris Ad on Accused Child Rapist

Reviewing the Facts in Anti-Harris Ad on Accused Child Rapist

Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, urged her Twitter followers “to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.” That appeal is now being used in an attack ad to portray her as helping to free an accused child rapist.

Preserve America PAC

Conservative super PAC using ads about law and order to support President Donald Trump.

Brad Parscale’s Suicide Threat Sparks Conspiracy Claims

Brad Parscale’s Suicide Threat Sparks Conspiracy Claims

Social media accounts that boost conspiracy theories make a baseless claim that the Clintons were involved in a recent incident at the home of Brad Parscale, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager. The police report describes a domestic dispute during which Parscale threatened suicide.

FactChecking Trump’s Weekend Claims

FactChecking Trump’s Weekend Claims

On Sept. 26 and 27, President Donald Trump spoke for about two hours and 15 minutes in five appearances. We’ve compiled many of the president’s false and misleading claims from those remarks.