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Meme Misleads on Benefits of Illegal Immigration

Meme Misleads on Benefits of Illegal Immigration

Q: Does the U.S. provide medical insurance and voting rights to immigrants in the country illegally? 

A: No. A viral meme misrepresents what such immigrants are entitled to in the U.S.

Sayoc Pictured with Soccer Teammate, Not Democratic Donor

Sayoc Pictured with Soccer Teammate, Not Democratic Donor

Q: Was Cesar Sayoc, the man suspected of sending pipe bombs to high-profile liberals, photographed with “a Billionaire Democrat donor”?

A: No. The man in the photo with Sayoc is a retired soccer coach and his former teammate who has no record of any campaign donations.

False Link Between Voting and Hunting in North Dakota

False Link Between Voting and Hunting in North Dakota

Q: Can you lose your hunting license if you vote in North Dakota?

A: No. A partisan Facebook ad is referring to resident hunting licenses in other states being invalid once someone has North Dakota residency. 

Photo Not Related to ‘Caravan’

Photo Not Related to ‘Caravan’

Q: Are the people shown dragging a Mexican police officer in a viral photo members of the “migrant caravan”?

A: No. The photo is from 2014 and shows riots following the disappearance of 43 students in southern Mexico.

Graphic Photos Falsely Linked to ‘Caravan’

Graphic Photos Falsely Linked to ‘Caravan’

Q: Are the viral photos of Mexican police being “brutalized” by Central American immigrants accurate?

A: No. Those images are old and unrelated to the group of immigrants seeking to come to the U.S.

Bogus Biden Quote Circulates Again

Bogus Biden Quote Circulates Again

Q: Did former Vice President Joe Biden say “no ordinary American cares about his constitutional rights”?

A: No. That viral quote is false and has circulated for several years.

No ‘Charges Filed’ Against Beto O’Rourke

No ‘Charges Filed’ Against Beto O’Rourke

Q: Were “charges filed” against U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke of Texas for accepting an “illegal $10 million campaign donation” from CNN?

A: No. A Libertarian opponent filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, claiming CNN’s town hall event with O’Rourke was worth $10 million.

No Evidence Ginsburg Vowed to Resign Over Kavanaugh

No Evidence Ginsburg Vowed to Resign Over Kavanaugh

Q: Did Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg say she would “resign” if Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court?

A: No. There is no evidence to support that claim made in a viral meme.