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The Offline Effect of Online Conspiracy Theories
  • 7 January 2021
What is the cost of propaganda, misinformation and conspiracy theories? Democracy and public safety, to...
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Was It a Coup? No, But Siege on US Capitol Was the Election Violence of a Fragile Democracy
  • 7 January 2021
Supporters of President Donald Trump, following his encouragement, stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6,...
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Live Updates: Jan. 6 Capitol Riots Fact Checks
  • 6 January 2021
Violence broke out and a mob breached the perimeter in Washington, D.C., as Congress began...
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Trump Supporters Push Past Barricades as Chaos Erupts in DC
  • 6 January 2021
Encouraged by U.S. President Donald Trump, supporters gathered in a chaotic scene at the U.S....
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TikTok Videos Appear To Show Rat Inside a McDonald’s
  • 6 January 2021
The rat appeared to be eating food scraps on the floor before someone trapped it...
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Why Trump’s Senate Supporters Can’t Overturn Electoral College Results
  • 5 January 2021
In his refusal to concede, Trump is pressuring VP Mike Pence and Republicans in Congress...
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Why Do We Use Ice in Drinks?
  • 31 December 2020
The history of chilled drinks goes back to antiquity. But it was the innovative “frozen...
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SPORTMiX Pet Foods Recalled Over Possible Link to Dog Deaths
  • 31 December 2020
Several products from SPORTMiX pet foods were found by the FDA to have high levels...
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About That Khalilah Mitchell COVID-19 Vaccine Video
  • 30 December 2020
Several Tennessee health care workers shared positive testimonials about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, but one...
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Viral Post ‘How To Fight Covid at Home’ Provides Problematic Advice
  • 29 December 2020
Though not all of the post's assertions lack a theoretical basis, their applicability to COVID-19...
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2020 in Fact Checks: The Snopes Year in Review
  • 29 December 2020
From COVID-19 rumors to protest hoaxes, from election disinformation to the truly bizarre, it's been...
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Donald Trump Most Admired Man in 2020 Gallup Poll
  • 29 December 2020
In addition to public figures named, 11% of Americans identified a relative or friend as...
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