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Meme Makes Flawed Obama, Trump Comparison

Meme Makes Flawed Obama, Trump Comparison

Facebook users are recirculating an inaccurate meme from May that makes misleading economic comparisons between Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. The meme includes inaccurate or selective information about Obama’s record on jobs and economic growth.

Meme Doctors Quote From Well-Known Satirist

Meme Doctors Quote From Well-Known Satirist

A popular social media meme alters the words of satirist Andy Borowitz. His statement, from 2016, was critical of now-President Donald Trump — not of Trump’s rival, Hillary Clinton.

Meme Misidentifies Impeachment Witness

Meme Misidentifies Impeachment Witness

A photo of a woman in Australia reacting to the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election has been misidentified as law professor Pamela Karlan, a Democratic witness during the House impeachment inquiry.

Viral Photos Don’t Show Impeachment Expert

Viral Photos Don’t Show Impeachment Expert

Widely shared posts on Facebook purport to show photos of law professor Pamela Karlan, who testified in support of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, dressed in pro-feminist attire at two different events. Karlan told us she did not attend either event.

Baseless Clinton Conspiracy Theory Still Circulating

Baseless Clinton Conspiracy Theory Still Circulating

A Macedonian website is peddling a baseless Hillary Clinton conspiracy theory that has amassed tens of thousands of shares on Facebook. The story implies that Clinton was involved in the deaths of two Baltimore-area law enforcement officers, and makes the unfounded claim that they were scheduled to testify against her.

A Misleading Take on Immigrant, Veterans Health Care

A Misleading Take on Immigrant, Veterans Health Care

A long-circulating headline on social media misleadingly tells users that Democrats chose to “vote down” a health records system for veterans while approving the same for immigrants who cross the border illegally. The bill in question did not affect veterans.

Meme Makes Up New Amendment

Meme Makes Up New Amendment

A meme circulating online falsely claims that there is a 28th Amendment to the Constitution that bars lawmakers from exempting themselves from having to comply with existing laws. There is no such amendment.

Photo of Soldiers During Trump Visit Not ‘Fake’

Photo of Soldiers During Trump Visit Not ‘Fake’

A popular social media meme erroneously claims Fox News posted a “fake picture” of U.S. soldiers cheering President Donald Trump during his recent visit to Afghanistan. The image used in the meme was doctored to make it appear that the event had been staged.

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.

Photo Manipulated to Show Schiff With Epstein

Photo Manipulated to Show Schiff With Epstein

A doctored photo circulating on Facebook purports to show Rep. Adam Schiff with the late financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The original photo shows Schiff with his father.