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Bogus Booker Quote Lifted from Satirical Story

Bogus Booker Quote Lifted from Satirical Story

Q: Did Sen. Cory Booker say he’s “sick and tired of the Constitution … manipulating everything we do”?

A: No. That viral quote was lifted from a satirical story.

Doctored Image Takes Aim at Stacey Abrams

Doctored Image Takes Aim at Stacey Abrams

Q: Is the Muslim Brotherhood “backing” Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams?

A: No. There is no evidence to support that claim, posted in a viral, manipulated image.

Matt Damon Not Moving to Avoid Trump

Matt Damon Not Moving to Avoid Trump

Q: Is actor Matt Damon “moving his family to Australia because of Trump”?

A: No. Damon’s publicist denied that rumor months ago.

Fake Pelosi Tweet Pops Up Again

Fake Pelosi Tweet Pops Up Again

Q: Did Nancy Pelosi say, “I am disgusted with ‘President’ Trump allowing people to keep more of the money they earn”?

A: No. That was a made-up tweet that has been circulating since December 2017.

False Tale of Vandalism at Kavanaugh Home

False Tale of Vandalism at Kavanaugh Home

Q: Was Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s home vandalized by “over 200 protesters”?

A: No. The vandalized home in the photo is actually a house in Ontario, Canada.

Meme Repeats False Schumer Quote

Meme Repeats False Schumer Quote

Q: Did Sen. Chuck Schumer say “it’s racist to only allow citizens to vote”?

A: No. A Facebook meme and viral stories continue to incorrectly quote the Senate Democratic leader.

Phony Schumer Sex Scandal Rebooted

Phony Schumer Sex Scandal Rebooted

Q: Did Sen. Chuck Schumer have an affair with a 16-year-old girl?

A: No. That claim was originally made up by a self-described satirical website, but has been circulating on right-wing social media accounts as though it happened.

Viral Meme Makes Up Ocasio-Cortez Quote

Viral Meme Makes Up Ocasio-Cortez Quote

Q: Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez say “we’ll never have to worry about China attacking us” because of the country’s time difference?

A: No. There is no evidence she made the statement used in a viral meme.

Fake Biden Photo Reappears

Fake Biden Photo Reappears

Q: Is there a photo of former Vice President Joe Biden groping a woman’s chest?

A: No. A Christmas party photo from 2013 has been altered to appear that he did.