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Baseless Claim About Barr Visit to Epstein Prison

Baseless Claim About Barr Visit to Epstein Prison

A baseless claim that Attorney General William Barr visited the prison where accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was being held has been circulating online. But the sole source of that claim — a former mob associate — told us he has no idea if Barr went to the prison.

Viral Image Does Not Show O’Rourke

Viral Image Does Not Show O’Rourke

Dubious posts on social media erroneously claim that a photo of an activist is former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who is also running for president.

Parody Ocasio-Cortez Tweet Mistaken as Real

Parody Ocasio-Cortez Tweet Mistaken as Real

A Twitter account parodying Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted a tweet in support of a woman who joined ISIS. The tweet went viral, but it is not from the congresswoman.

Pedophile Advocate, But Not GOP Candidate

Pedophile Advocate, But Not GOP Candidate

Q: Is Nathan Larson — who has expressed support for pedophilia, rape and incest — a Republican candidate for Congress?

A: No. Larson is running for a Virginia congressional seat as an independent.