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FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall

FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall

At a televised town hall in Philadelphia, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made false and misleading claims on COVID-19, health insurance and the 1994 crime bill.

Conspiracy Theory Baselessly Claims Biden Had Navy SEALs Killed

Conspiracy Theory Baselessly Claims Biden Had Navy SEALs Killed

A viral conspiracy theory spread across social media baselessly claims former Vice President Joe Biden “had SEAL Team 6 killed” as part of a cover-up after a purportedly failed assassination of Osama bin Laden. President Donald Trump shared the unfounded theory on Twitter.

Trump Revives False Narrative on Biden and Ukraine

Trump Revives False Narrative on Biden and Ukraine

At a campaign rally in Iowa, President Trump cited an unsubstantiated news report to revive a widely debunked false narrative about Joe Biden’s work in Ukraine on behalf of the Obama administration. 

Trump Distorts WHO’s Lockdown Comments

Trump Distorts WHO’s Lockdown Comments

At campaign rallies and in tweets, President Trump falsely said the World Health Organization changed its position and “admitted that Donald Trump was right” about lockdowns. But the agency has said no such thing.

Meme Spreads Misinformation on Presidential Endorsements

Meme Spreads Misinformation on Presidential Endorsements

A widely shared meme misrepresents Joe Biden’s endorsements. Biden hasn’t been endorsed by antifa or the Black Lives Matter organization, though BLM co-founders support him. And while President Donald Trump has been endorsed by the major law enforcement groups, Biden has received the backing of some law enforcement officials.

Trump’s Law and Order Distortions

Trump’s Law and Order Distortions

President Donald Trump made false and misleading statements in an attempt to contrast his stance on law enforcement with that of Joe Biden, his Democratic opponent in the presidential race.

Video Shows Arrest at a Protest, Not a Church Service

Video Shows Arrest at a Protest, Not a Church Service

A tweet, shared by President Donald Trump, mischaracterizes a video that purports to show “Americans being ARRESTED for holding outdoor church services.” The video actually shows a demonstration in Idaho against a public health order regarding COVID-19 requirements held by a church in a city hall parking lot.