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Social Media Posts Misquote Trump on Immigrant Family Separations

Social Media Posts Misquote Trump on Immigrant Family Separations

President Donald Trump didn’t say “‘GOOD’ about the kids being separated from the parents” at the southern border during the final presidential debate, as social media posts wrongly claim. He said “go ahead” to the moderator, who was trying to move on to the next topic.

Bogus Claims of Debate Moderator Bias

Bogus Claims of Debate Moderator Bias

A tabloid story alleging that Kristen Welker, moderator of the final presidential debate, is politically biased has spawned several falsehoods on social media. Welker hasn’t donated to any federal candidates, and she wasn’t “busted” for revealing a question to the Clinton campaign in 2016.

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.

No Evidence Biden Was ‘Wearing a Wire’ in Debate

No Evidence Biden Was ‘Wearing a Wire’ in Debate

Facebook posts baselessly accuse former Vice President Joe Biden of wearing a wire during the first presidential debate. The low-quality videos and photos being cited don’t support that claim.

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.