Biden Inauguration Fact Checks

Disinformation and rumors are gathering in the lead-up to Joe Biden's inauguration as the 46th President of the United States — especially in the wake of the Capitol riots. Snopes is here to fact-check.

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Did Biden Claim There Was No COVID-19 Vaccine When He Came Into Office?
  • 19 February 2021
President Donald Trump's former press secretary made the allegation in a viral tweet.
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Did Biden Pardon 2,617 BLM Protesters?
  • 13 February 2021
A routine review of content labeled satire.
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Is This Biden on a Movie Set Resembling the Oval Office?
  • 10 February 2021
Denying reality won't stop it from happening.
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Did Biden Announce Plans to Defund Veteran Affairs?
  • 6 February 2021
A routine review of content labeled satire.
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Did Biden Admin Tell Keystone Pipeline Workers ‘Find Another Job’?
  • 8 February 2021
A partisan media source mischaracterized the White House press secretary's comments.
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Did Trump Campaign Adviser Promise To Eat His Shoe If Biden Won?
  • 30 January 2021
"We'll do it in a livestream," Harlan Hill purportedly said.
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Was Creator of ‘Bernie Mittens’ Taxed Out of Business?
  • 29 January 2021
That would be ironic considering the progressive senator's unabashed proposals to impose new taxes.
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No, Biden Didn’t Say ‘You Can’t Legislate by Executive Order Unless You’re a Dictator’
  • 29 January 2021
Conservatives criticized the president's flurry of executive orders made in the first weeks of his...
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Do 1 in 3 Biden Appointees Have an Immigrant Background?
  • 28 January 2021
The 46th U.S. president has made a point of achieving demographic diversity and representation in...
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Was Biden’s Inauguration Crowd Smaller Than Trump’s?
  • 27 January 2021
A meme comparing crowd sizes left out a key piece of context: a deadly pandemic.
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Does Video Show Biden Signing Blank Executive Orders?
  • 27 January 2021
White pages that have been overexposed in a video can be difficult to read.
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Did Trump Start a New Political Party Called the ‘Patriot Party’?
  • 26 January 2021
Trump supporters were selling memorabilia online promoting the supposed alternative to the Democratic and Republican...
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