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Misattributed

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Did Dave Ramsey Write This ‘Wake Up America’ Op-Ed?
  • 8 January 2021
A months-old opinion piece was recirculated on social media in January 2021, this time with...
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Did Dr. Rob Oswald Claim COVID-19 Was a Hoax?
  • 28 December 2020
Purveyors of misinformation often falsely attach trusted names to fraudulent claims in order to make...
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Did Reagan Say ‘Under No Pretext Should Arms Be Surrendered’?
  • 1 December 2020
Ronald Reagan, Karl Marx, what's the difference?
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Did Jeff Foxworthy Make a Joke About Democrat Governors and Trump?
  • 24 November 2020
It was the latest in a long litany of quotations falsely attributed to the famous...
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Did Colin Powell Make Viral Remarks About ‘Lazy Immigrants’ and White Hypocrisy?
  • 10 November 2020
Placing words next to a picture of a man is not the same as the...
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Is This ‘Learning Story’ About Circus Tickets from Katharine Hepburn?
  • 5 November 2020
Katharine Hepburn won numerous Academy Awards for her acting skills, but she isn't known for...
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Giuliani Misattributes Quote to 2 Different Patriots on Election Day
  • 3 November 2020
The former New York mayor took two swings and missed both on Election Day 2020.
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Did Sen. Rob Donaldson Make a Speech on Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination?
  • 21 October 2020
It's difficult to make a rousing speech when you do not exist.
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Did Amy Coney Barrett Say This About Breastfeeding?
  • 13 October 2020
A social media post claimed the Supreme Court nominee wrote that, "If you force your...
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Ruth Bader Gisnburg
Did These Words Originate with Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
  • 24 September 2020
"I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that...
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john d. rockefeller
Is This John D. Rockefeller’s ‘Masonic Creed’?
  • 17 September 2020
An anonymous email from 2002 continues to circulate online.
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Is This a Real Quote by Nelson Mandela?
  • 9 September 2020
A quote attributed to Mandela, former president of South Africa, said: "Fools divide themselves by...
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