Category: Check

Fact Check: Biden Rejects Claim that Educators Push Anti-Americanism
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Fact Check: Biden Rejects Claim that Educators Push Anti-Americanism

CLAIM: During Tuesday night’s presidential debate, Democratic nominee Joe Biden said that American educators do not teach students to “hate” the United States. VERDICT: FALSE Racial sensitivity gurus and educators at institutions around the nation frequently promote the narrative that it is permissible and justified to hate the United States. During an exchange during the…

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Fact Check: Biden Claims ‘No One Has Established’ that There Is ‘Fraud Related to Mail-in Ballots’
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Fact Check: Biden Claims ‘No One Has Established’ that There Is ‘Fraud Related to Mail-in Ballots’

CLAIM: Joe Biden (D) claimed that “no one has established” that there is fraud related to mail-in voting. VERDICT: FALSE. There have been several well-documented examples of fraud and error in relation to vote-by-mail. During a discussion on accepting the results of the election and the increase in mass vote-by-mail, Biden proclaimed that “no one…

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Check out these Breakout Sessions at Disrupt 2020
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Check out these Breakout Sessions at Disrupt 2020

We’re on the brink of the biggest Disrupt in TechCrunch history. It’s five days of education, exhibition, competition and connection that spans the globe. As you plan your schedule, keep this in mind: You’ll find some of the most insightful and downright interesting programming at Disrupt 2020 in our Breakout Sessions. And that, given our…

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Fact Check: Biden Falsely Claims U.S. Economy Is Worse Off than Europe, Japan
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Fact Check: Biden Falsely Claims U.S. Economy Is Worse Off than Europe, Japan

Joe Biden claimed in a speech Friday that President Trump’s “mismanagement” of the pandemic is holding back the U.S. economy. CLAIM: “First, the president’s chaotic mismanagement of the pandemic is still holding us back. Compared to other major industrial countries in Europe and Asia, during the pandemic, our unemployment rate is still more than double,…

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Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims ‘I Am Not Banning Fracking’
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Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims ‘I Am Not Banning Fracking’

CLAIM: Joe Biden claimed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “I am not banning fracking.” VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. Biden has promised to ban fracking — repeatedly — as has his running mate. Biden said Monday — during a speech supposedly on violence: “I am not banning fracking. Let me say again: I am not banning fracking. No matter how…

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Fact Check: Bernie Claims Trump Has Been Coddling White Nationalists
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Fact Check: Bernie Claims Trump Has Been Coddling White Nationalists

CLAIM: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said during Monday’s virtual speech at the Democratic National Convention that President Trump has been coddling white nationalists. VERDICT: False. President Trump has explicitly condemned the “KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups,” despite Joe Biden’s (D) and the Democrats’ insistence on repeating the thoroughly debunked “very fine people”…

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Fact Check: Chris Cuomo Says U.S. GDP Shrank More Than Germany’s
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Fact Check: Chris Cuomo Says U.S. GDP Shrank More Than Germany’s

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo claimed on Thursday night that the U.S. economy had contracted by more than the German economy, which he blamed on President Donald Trump’s ‘mishandling’ of the pandemic. CLAIM: “We were down almost 33%, and of course, the reason is COVID. But it’s how this president mishandled COVID. What’s the proof? Lots of…

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Fact Check: NYT Claims Only ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Visa Workers in U.S.
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Fact Check: NYT Claims Only ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Visa Workers in U.S.

CLAIM: Federal visa worker programs bring “tens of thousands” of foreign workers into the United States. VERDICT: False. Federal agencies bring at least one million non-immigrant foreign workers into the United States each year. The error was included in a New York Times article on April 24 about President Donald Trump’s unprecedented April 22 shift in immigration policy. The…

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