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Posts Misidentify Site of Used Needle Pile in Homeless Camp

Posts Misidentify Site of Used Needle Pile in Homeless Camp

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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.

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Social media posts, amassing hundreds of thousands of shares on Facebook, show a huge pile of used hypodermic needles collected during a cleanup and misidentify the location as a site in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional district.

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.”