Tudor Dixon, a GOP candidate for governor in Michigan, proposes to phase out the state’s individual income tax, but hasn’t detailed how she would cut state spending to make up for the lost revenue. The Democrats fill in the blanks in a misleading TV ad.
Month: July 2022
COVID-19 Vaccination Increases Immunity, Contrary to Immune Suppression Claims
Posts Distort Chinese Research Creating Fragment of Monkeypox Viral Genome
A Wuhan Institute of Virology study describes assembling part of a monkeypox viral genome for use in a diagnostic test. Although the researchers only made a fraction of the genome — and it matches a different version of the virus — social media posts are using the study to baselessly claim that the current monkeypox outbreak is a result of a lab leak.
Faulty Research Paper Leads to Unfounded Claims About Health of Atlantic Ocean
Unraveling Trump’s Unsubstantiated Claim of ‘Crooked’ Nursing Home Votes
Washington GOP House Candidates Attack Each Other on Social Security
Video Revives Old, Debunked Rumors About Tetanus Vaccines
Protect Our Future PAC
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Posts Mislead About Status of 2021 North Carolina Abortion Bill
A bill introduced in the North Carolina House of Representatives last year said anyone getting an abortion should be “held accountable” for murder. The bill received little support and did not advance. But social media posts misleadingly claimed the state is considering a proposal that would “make it legal to murder a pregnant woman” trying to get an abortion.
Posts Misleadingly Omit Critical Data Supporting COVID-19 Vaccines for Youngest Kids
In young children, the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are expected to primarily protect against severe disease. Both shots successfully met the set benchmarks for vaccine effectiveness, which involved comparing antibody responses to those of adults. Online posts critical of government recommendations for the pediatric vaccines, however, fail to mention these essential data.