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Ditch Fund

A Democratic PAC dedicated to defeating Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Walmart Hasn’t Adopted ‘Staggered Shopping’ Based on Age

Walmart Hasn’t Adopted ‘Staggered Shopping’ Based on Age

A viral post circulating on Facebook falsely claims that Walmart, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, has instituted a “staggered shopping schedule” that allows only certain age groups on specific days. The store has started a weekly “senior shopping event,” but no other restrictions based on age.

2020 Census Not Tied to Coronavirus Relief Payments

2020 Census Not Tied to Coronavirus Relief Payments

The Trump administration and Congress are still negotiating a coronavirus economic stimulus package that will provide direct payments to some Americans. But this much is clear: eligibility will not depend on whether Americans respond to the 2020 census, as recent social media posts claim.

Unite The Country

A new, single-candidate super PAC that supports former Vice President Joe Biden.

Posts Misidentify Site of Used Needle Pile in Homeless Camp

Posts Misidentify Site of Used Needle Pile in Homeless Camp

Posts circulating on social media show a pile of hypodermic needles and falsely identify the site as a homeless encampment in Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco. The photo was actually taken at a homeless camp cleanup in Washington state in 2017.

Fake Newspaper Clip About Buttigieg Circulates on Social Media

Fake Newspaper Clip About Buttigieg Circulates on Social Media

A fabricated newspaper clipping is circulating online claiming a teenage Pete Buttigieg was arrested in the late 1990s for killing dogs. The Twitter user who created the bogus story — and the newspaper that allegedly published it — say the clipping is a fake.

Trump’s Exaggerated Judicial Boasts

Trump’s Exaggerated Judicial Boasts

President Donald Trump recently boasted about the unusually high number of judicial appointments he has made so far, but in doing so he exaggerated and mischaracterized some of the facts.

Omar Didn’t Propose ‘Nationwide Ban’ on Bacon

Omar Didn’t Propose ‘Nationwide Ban’ on Bacon

Rep. Ilhan Omar is not proposing a nationwide ban on “unhealthy and immoral” bacon. A self-described “satire” website published that made-up story, and it has since been shared by other websites that did not label the claim “satire.”