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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.

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.