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Biden’s Economic Spin

Biden’s Economic Spin

In a speech on inflation and the economy, President Joe Biden made some misleading claims and used political spin to criticize Republicans and promote his policies.

What Happens if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?

What Happens if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?

A leaked draft opinion indicated that the Supreme Court is ready to abolish the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion. The draft isn’t final, but what happens if the court decides that Roe “must be overruled” and the issue of abortion returned “to the people’s elected representatives,” as the draft said?

Donald Trump Jr. Spreads His Father’s False Russia-Related Claims on Facebook

Donald Trump Jr. Spreads His Father’s False Russia-Related Claims on Facebook

Former President Donald Trump repeated false claims about a Russian natural gas pipeline, U.S. energy production and the 2020 U.S. presidential election in a four-minute video clip posted to Facebook by his eldest son, Donald Jr. YouTube removed the full video from its platform for spreading misinformation.

The Facts on Judge Jackson’s Sentencing in Child Porn Cases

The Facts on Judge Jackson’s Sentencing in Child Porn Cases

The first two days of Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson have been preoccupied, in large part, by a contentious debate over the judge’s sentencing in child pornography cases. We review the facts.

FactChecking Trump’s CPAC Speech

FactChecking Trump’s CPAC Speech

Former President Donald Trump’s keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference included several false and misleading claims, some of which we’ve fact-checked before. Here we focus on assertions about foreign policy and energy.

Bogus Tweet Spreads False Account of ‘First American Casualty’ in Ukraine

Bogus Tweet Spreads False Account of ‘First American Casualty’ in Ukraine

“Bernie Gores” was not killed in Afghanistan in August, and he wasn’t the “first American casualty of the Ukraine crisis.” He doesn’t exist. But Facebook users were faked out by fabricated tweets that purport to show CNN announcing the death of the same man twice in six months. The photo of “Gores” used in both fake tweets is video gamer Jordie Jordan.

Russian Rhetoric Ahead of Attack Against Ukraine: Deny, Deflect, Mislead

Russian Rhetoric Ahead of Attack Against Ukraine: Deny, Deflect, Mislead

As Russia amassed troops on the Ukrainian border, Russian leaders repeatedly denied that their country had plans to invade Ukraine. They blamed the U.S., Ukraine and others for the tension, insisting that Russia is a “peaceful country” and that it is “not going to attack anyone.” Here we round up some of their statements during a monthslong misinformation campaign.