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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.

Biden’s Position on Osama bin Laden Raid

Biden’s Position on Osama bin Laden Raid

Former Vice President Joe Biden denied that he told then-President Barack Obama “not to go after [Osama] bin Laden” in what turned out to be a successful mission to kill the 9/11 mastermind. But Biden wasn’t giving the whole story, and has over time given contradictory accounts.

Social Media Video Strips Context From Biden Remark

Social Media Video Strips Context From Biden Remark

A viral video clip takes former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent remarks about sexual and domestic violence out of context, leaving a false impression that he made a racist comment about the role of African and Asian nations in U.S. culture.

The Whoppers of 2019

The Whoppers of 2019

Our compilation of the most egregious falsehoods of the year.

Biden Exaggerates Science on Burn Pits and Brain Cancer

Biden Exaggerates Science on Burn Pits and Brain Cancer

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden claimed without evidence that “more people are coming home from Iraq with brain cancer” than “any other war,” and blamed burn pits for the purported increase. But existing statistics do not bear that out, and the evidence on the cancer risk of burn pits is inconclusive.

Viral Headlines Wrongly Report Indictment in Ukraine

Viral Headlines Wrongly Report Indictment in Ukraine

Ukrainian prosecutors said they have expanded their investigation involving Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of Burisma, a gas company in Ukraine. But no “indictment” has been announced, as false headlines circulating on social media claim.

FactCheck.org Partners with Hearst TV

FactCheck.org Partners with Hearst TV

FactCheck.org’s work during the 2020 election cycle will be featured on Hearst Television Inc. outlets as part of a recent agreement.