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Social Posts Distort Facts on Trump Charities

Social Posts Distort Facts on Trump Charities

Posts on social media falsely claim that the Trump family is “disallowed from operating ANY charity” in New York because they “stole from a kids cancer charity.” That inaccurately describes the outcome of a court case involving the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and conflates it with allegations about the Eric Trump Foundation.

Trumps Didn’t Take Seats for Disabled at U.N.

Trumps Didn’t Take Seats for Disabled at U.N.

Social media users and websites jumped to the wrong conclusion by claiming the Trump family took seats reserved for guests with disabilities at the 74th session of the U.N. General Assembly. They sat in seats reserved for guests of the speaker, President Donald Trump.

Meme Puts Words in Eric Trump’s Mouth

Meme Puts Words in Eric Trump’s Mouth

A resurfaced meme claims, falsely, that Eric Trump said on Fox News that the “President should be able to choose Governors, Senators, and Congressmen.” The quotation appears to have originated on a Facebook page that calls its content “parody.”

The Trumps vs. de Blasio on NYC Crime

The Trumps vs. de Blasio on NYC Crime

President Donald Trump and his son Eric both took shots this week at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying crime has risen in the city under his leadership. That’s wrong, according to crime data kept by the New York Police Department.

How Much Will the ‘Green New Deal’ Cost?

How Much Will the ‘Green New Deal’ Cost?

Since the ambitious and controversial Green New Deal debuted last month, Republicans and Democrats have sparred over the cost of the resolution, sometimes erring in their descriptions of the proposal and the costs of climate action and inaction.

Video: Day 3 of the Convention

Video: Day 3 of the Convention

FactCheck.org’s Lori Robertson talks with USA Today’s Paul Singer about claims made during the third day of the Republican National Convention.