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Missing the Mark on the Edwards Case

Missing the Mark on the Edwards Case

A popular meme suggests prosecutors are applying a double standard in a campaign finance case involving President Donald Trump, but it distorts the facts of the case against former Democratic Sen. John Edwards.

The House That Isn’t Nancy Pelosi’s

The House That Isn’t Nancy Pelosi’s

A $23.9 million mansion was falsely identified as Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s home in a viral meme. Pelosi actually lives in the same neighborhood in a $2.3 million house.

Quote Falsely Tied to Ocasio-Cortez

Quote Falsely Tied to Ocasio-Cortez

A viral meme mocks Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a statement about capitalism versus socialism that she never actually made.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taken Way Out of Context

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taken Way Out of Context

In a 2012 interview with an Arabic-language television station, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested that as Egypt prepared to write a new constitution, Egyptians look to more recently written constitutions than the United States’.

Websites Distort Story of Former Federal Judge

Websites Distort Story of Former Federal Judge

Conservative websites falsely claim that former federal Judge Alex Kozinski “struck down” President Donald Trump’s original travel ban. He actually opposed its suspension. 

Meme Confuses Lincoln’s Bible With A Quran

Meme Confuses Lincoln’s Bible With A Quran

Former President Barack Obama was sworn into office in 2013 with his hand on two Bibles. He did not use a Quran, as a meme circulating online falsely claims.

Bogus Kurt Russell Quote Strikes Again

Bogus Kurt Russell Quote Strikes Again

A viral meme falsely attributes a quote supportive of President Donald Trump to movie star Kurt Russell. The actor’s representative has debunked it before.