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Trump Revives Claim of ‘Oscillated’ Debate Mic in 2016

Trump Revives Claim of ‘Oscillated’ Debate Mic in 2016

Hours after announcing that he would not participate in a Oct. 15 debate, President Trump revived an old complaint that the debate commission deliberately “oscillated” his microphone during a 2016 debate with Hillary Clinton.

Baseless Online Claims Target Biden Ahead of First Debate

Baseless Online Claims Target Biden Ahead of First Debate

Unsubstantiated posts spreading on Facebook and Twitter claim former Vice President Joe Biden “got tonight’s debate questions in advance” and that he will be wearing an earpiece. There is no evidence for either assertion.

Trump Renews Unfounded Claim on Debate Mic

Trump Renews Unfounded Claim on Debate Mic

President Donald Trump wrongly claimed the Commission on Presidential Debates was “forced to publicly apologize for modulating” his microphone in the first 2016 general election debate.

Trump’s Misguided Debate Bias Claim

Trump’s Misguided Debate Bias Claim

Donald Trump wrongly labeled the debates “rigged” because the Commission on Presidential Debates’ “head guy used to work for Bill Clinton.”