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Experts: Delegates Free to Pick Democratic Nominee

Experts: Delegates Free to Pick Democratic Nominee

Election law experts say House Speaker Mike Johnson is wrong when he says it is "unlawful" for Democrats to "simply just switch out a candidate who has been chosen through the ... democratic process."

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Misinformation Swirls After Attempted Assassination

Misinformation Swirls After Attempted Assassination

Conspiracy theories and misinformation on social media began clouding coverage of the July 13 attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump almost immediately after it happened. We addressed several of those claims.

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Final Night of the GOP Convention

Final Night of the GOP Convention

We fact-checked former President Donald Trump's speech accepting his party's nomination.

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Posts Baselessly Suggest Others Were Involved in Trump’s Assassination Attempt

Posts Baselessly Suggest Others Were Involved in Trump’s Assassination Attempt

Viral online posts make the unfounded claim that a woman at former President Donald Trump's July 13 rally acted "suspicious," suggesting that she might have been involved in a plot to assassinate Trump, and that a QAnon-related character may have also been involved. The FBI has said that the "investigation to date indicates the shooter acted alone."

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Viral Posts Cite Misleading Economic Data to Compare Biden, Trump Presidencies

Viral Posts Cite Misleading Economic Data to Compare Biden, Trump Presidencies

A chart widely shared on social media comparing macroeconomic indicators purports to show the country fared better under former President Donald Trump than President Joe Biden. However, the chart cites some figures that are inaccurate, outdated or misleading.

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Staffer Talks About FactCheck.org Work Combatting Misinformation in Spanish

Staffer Talks About FactCheck.org Work Combatting Misinformation in Spanish

FactCheck.org staff writer Catalina Jaramillo spoke with La Red Hispana, a Spanish-language media network, about our efforts to combat misinformation in Spanish.

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Emmer’s Misleading Republican Convention Claim about Harris

Emmer’s Misleading Republican Convention Claim about Harris

During his speech at the Republican National Convention, Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota talked about "rioters" in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd in 2020, and misleadingly said that Vice President Kamala Harris "freed" from jail one of "the criminals" who "went on to murder a man" in neighboring St. Paul. Emmer is distorting the facts.

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Trump Repeats Falsehoods About Childhood Vaccines in Leaked Phone Call With RFK Jr.

Trump Repeats Falsehoods About Childhood Vaccines in Leaked Phone Call With RFK Jr.

In a leaked phone call with independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., former President Donald Trump incorrectly suggested that childhood vaccine doses are too large and can provoke sudden, radical changes in babies. There’s no evidence that the current vaccination schedule is harmful to kids.

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Night 3 of the Republican National Convention

Night 3 of the Republican National Convention

Former President Donald Trump's newly selected running mate, JD Vance, accepted the Republican Party's vice presidential nomination on the convention's third night, which featured claims about the economy, immigration and foreign policy.

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Posts Make Unsupported Claims About Trump’s Wound and Secret Service Response

Posts Make Unsupported Claims About Trump’s Wound and Secret Service Response

Extensive media coverage of the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump at a Pennsylvania campaign rally shows his injury and the immediate response of Secret Service agents. But social media posts make the unsupported claims that Trump wasn't shot and the agents' response indicates the incident was "staged."

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Photo Shows Young Ye in Anti-Nazi Shirt?

Social media users claimed the photograph was captured in 1994.

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Fortnite Theme Park Is Coming to Disney World?

The alleged news about the video game-themed attraction was shared on TikTok.

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Taylor Swift's Younger Sister Received $63K in Student Loan Forgiveness?

The photo accompanying the Facebook post features Swift alongside Brittany Mahomes, wife of NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

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Unfounded Rumor Says Biden Had Undisclosed Medical Emergency in Vegas Mid-July 2024

Turning Point USA founder and president Charlie Kirk credited a "weird lead" for his rumor to "a source close to Las Vegas Metro."

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Disney World Banned Flatulence in Parks?

"This is one of the strangest way to get banned from Disney," viral video claimed.

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Tucker Carlson Signed $400M Deal With ABC to Replace Jimmy Kimmel?

A viral post online claimed that ABC inked a deal with the former Fox News host to replace Disney mainstay Kimmel.

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Kamala Harris Introduced Herself as 'Woman Sitting at the Table' in a 'Blue Suit'?

The vice president was mocked by Republicans for introducing herself using "she/her" pronouns.

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JD Vance Had Middle-Class Upbringing in 4-Bedroom House in Suburban Ohio?

Vance grew up "in a family that earned a little over $175k/year in today's dollars and paid for his golf lessons," one internet user said.

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The Mamas & The Papas 'Rebelled' to Lip-Syncing on 'Ed Sullivan Show'?

During the televised performance of "California Dreamin'," singer Michelle Phillips held a peeled banana before eating it during her harmonies.

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Trump Once Donated to Kamala Harris' Campaign?

An image supposedly showing a $5,000 check from Trump to Harris circulated online after Biden withdrew from the 2024 presidential race.

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