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Post Misrepresents Democrats’ History of Opposing Platform Monopolies

Post Misrepresents Democrats’ History of Opposing Platform Monopolies

Elon Musk’s $44 billion offer to buy Twitter was criticized by several prominent Democrats. But a social media post misleadingly claims Democrats didn’t speak out against companies buying out competitors and creating monopolies until Musk bought Twitter. Democrats have opposed monopoly power and encouraged competition for years. 

Schumer, Warren Misstate Student Loan Debt Disparity

Schumer, Warren Misstate Student Loan Debt Disparity

In a press conference in which they called on President Biden to use his executive authority to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt for individuals, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren misstated a racial disparity statistic.

Warren, McEnany and Dueling COVID-19 Numbers

Warren, McEnany and Dueling COVID-19 Numbers

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said, “We are right now at … 25,000 new infections a day and 2,000 deaths a day.” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called those “some funny numbers.” The disparity is largely a matter of semantics.

FactChecking the January Democratic Debate

FactChecking the January Democratic Debate

In the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, there were fewer candidates — only six — but more than a few false, misleading and exaggerated claims.