A social media post falsely claims that “the United States is the only country on earth that is protesting” stay-at-home restrictions and business closures. People around the world have opposed mitigation measures designed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus because of economic hardship and concerns over personal freedoms.
Stories by Chelsey Zhu
Former Undergraduate Fellow, FactCheck.org
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Alex Trebek Did Not Die — or Leave Millions to Trump Campaign
Viral Post Twists Biden’s Words About VP Nominee
A viral social media post wrongly states that former Vice President Joe Biden told donors “he will not be president for very long” if elected. Biden merely said that he would seek an experienced vice presidential running mate who would be prepared to step into the presidency “if something happened.”
Prank Posts Mislead on Direct Government Payments for Coronavirus
The Trump administration has proposed providing direct payments to some U.S. citizens, beginning April 6, to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus. But a prank post circulating on Facebook falsely states that the government is sending out checks every week and claim forms are already available.