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Lincoln Project

A Republican super PAC that opposes the reelection of President Donald Trump.

Prank Posts Falsely Suggest Second Stimulus Payment Is Approved

Prank Posts Falsely Suggest Second Stimulus Payment Is Approved

Viral posts on Facebook falsely claim the government has approved a second round of coronavirus stimulus payments to everyone who signs up — and that the money will be forthcoming in “5-7 business days.” Congress is considering another economic package, but a new round of support has not been passed.

Popular Facebook Post Was Not Written by Tennis Star

Popular Facebook Post Was Not Written by Tennis Star

A viral Facebook post whose author expresses frustration with COVID-19, racial and political divisions, and other topics is falsely attributed to tennis star Serena Williams. It was actually written by another Facebook user with the same name.

Meme Misrepresents Fauci’s Position on Vaccine Trials

Meme Misrepresents Fauci’s Position on Vaccine Trials

A viral meme falsely suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci supports administering a COVID-19 vaccine before clinical trials are completed. Fauci supports the manufacture of vaccines while trials are underway — but only administering the vaccine once the trials are over and it is deemed effective and safe.

Obama’s Criticism Didn’t Set a Presidential Precedent

Obama’s Criticism Didn’t Set a Presidential Precedent

A meme circulating on Facebook — and retweeted by President Donald Trump — falsely claims former President Barack Obama is the “first ex-president to speak against [his] successor.” Actually, many U.S. leaders criticized those who followed them into the White House.

America’s Promise PAC

A super PAC that supports Joe Biden. It was created by former top aides to Sen. Bernie Sanders after Sanders suspended his campaign.

FactChecking Biden’s CNN Town Hall

FactChecking Biden’s CNN Town Hall

Former Vice President Joe Biden made a series of false and misleading statements on guns and crime during a CNN town hall in Charleston, South Carolina on Feb. 26.

Another Bogus Claim About Nancy Pelosi

Another Bogus Claim About Nancy Pelosi

A self-described satirical website made up a story about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi being kicked out of an event after a “drunken outburst.” That bogus story since has been posted on other websites without being labeled as satire.