Fact Checks

Rumors and questionable claims we have researched recently.

Did Amazon Wait To Help Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine? Anonymous Twitter accounts accused Amazon of playing politics with its offer to help the Biden...
    Unproven
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Did Biden Inherit ‘Nonexistent’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan? The claim stemmed from anonymous sources in a CNN report.
    Mixture
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Were Bricks of Cocaine Smuggled in Banana Shipments? Each individual package contained about 1 kilogram of nearly pure cocaine.
    True
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national guard forced parking garage
Were National Guard Soldiers Forced To Sleep in a Parking Garage? Thousands of soldiers were in Washington, D.C., during Biden's inauguration to secure the area after...
    True
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Did Woman Die After Trapping Her Head in Car Door at Garage Kiosk? The 23-year-old was reportedly reaching for a dropped credit card.
    True
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Did Schumer Say ‘Erection’ on the Senate Floor? Sure did. And the internet had something to say about it.
    Correct Attribution
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Did Florida Man Kidnap People, ‘Forcing Them To Play Yahtzee’? The suspect was arrested on suspicion of burglary in 2016.
    False
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Did Biden Violate His Own Mask Mandate? This argument appears to be based on a willful misunderstanding of Biden's new mask policy. 
    False
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Was Journalist Conned Into Quitting Her Job for Fake Harvard Position? Reportedly, an elaborate “phishing attack” duped a famous reporter into quitting her job to accept...
    Mixture
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Was Karl Rove ‘Offended’ by Biden’s Inauguration Speech? In his speech, U.S. President Joe Biden denounced racism and white supremacy.
    Correct Attribution
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Did President Biden Remove Military Flags From the Oval Office? The Oval Office is redecorated by every new president.
    Mostly True
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Is Migrant Caravan Headed for US Because of Biden’s Immigration Policies? Biden's critics were quick to conflate immigration policies and misrepresent facts about a caravan of...
    Mixture
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