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Video: FactChecking the Democratic National Convention

Video: FactChecking the Democratic National Convention

This video reviews some of the statements that we fact-checked during the Democratic National Convention, which ended Aug. 20 with former Vice President Joe Biden accepting his party’s nomination for president.

Democratic Convention Night 2

Democratic Convention Night 2

We found few factual distortions on the night Joe Biden officially became the party’s presidential nominee.

Omar’s State of the Union Trivia Tweet

Omar’s State of the Union Trivia Tweet

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar asked on Twitter: “Have we ever had an impeached President, deliver the State of the Union address while he is on trial in the Senate?” Answer: Yes. President Bill Clinton in 1999.

Misinformation Flows Following Epstein’s Death

Misinformation Flows Following Epstein’s Death

Unfounded claims and baseless conspiracy theories have run rampant in the aftermath of the Aug. 10 death of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. Here we recap some of the stories that we have written so far on the Epstein case.

Blackface Photo Doesn’t Show Clintons

Blackface Photo Doesn’t Show Clintons

A photo of two people, one of whom is in blackface, has been circulating online for years with the unfounded claim that it shows Bill and Hillary Clinton. A Twitter user said he posted the photo in 2015, even though he had no evidence it was the Clintons, to “stir interest.”

Facts on Trade

Facts on Trade

Here we highlight a number of key statistics about trade, and summarize some of the stories we have written when these facts have been misrepresented.

False Story Ties Clintons to Doctor’s Death

False Story Ties Clintons to Doctor’s Death

Q: Did the late surgeon Dean Lorich expose “Clinton Foundation corruption in Haiti”?

A: No. Lorich co-authored an article criticizing the medical response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, not the Clinton Foundation.