Alec Dent

Alec Dent is the fact check editor and culture editor for The Dispatch. He is a graduate of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC Chapel Hill.

Alec Dent

Fact Checking Claims About Rand Paul’s Professional Background

Claims about malpractice lawsuits are true, but certification claims aren’t so simple.

Fact Checking Claims About Biden and Breyer’s Face Masks

The justice did not receive a mask the president had worn.

Does Prior Infection Convey More Immunity Than a COVID Vaccine?

A CDC study suggesting as much was pre-omicron and didn’t account for boosters.

Fact Checking President Biden’s Claims About Job Creation

A tweet lacks valuable context about all the job loss caused by the pandemic.

Did Rep. Dan Crenshaw Shout at a 10-Year-Old Girl at an Event?

The young woman who questioned Crenshaw was 18, not 10.

Have Tennis Players Dropped Out of the Australia Open With Chest Pains?

No. Two players named in viral posts lost in competition, and one didn’t even enter the tournament.

Fact Checking Joe Biden’s Speech on Voting Rights Legislation

The president made several misleading and inaccurate statements.