Alec Dent

Alec Dent is the culture editor and a staff writer for The Dispatch. He is a graduate of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC Chapel Hill, and previously oversaw The Dispatch's fact checking team.

Alec Dent

Has the Economy Gained as Many Jobs Under Biden as It Lost Under Trump?

A viral post leaves out important context about the pandemic.

What to Watch While You’re Waiting for Fireworks

The Dispatch staff shares some of their favorite July 4 classics.

Did Kamala Harris Celebrate Juneteenth With a Dinner Served by Black Servants?

Viral photos depict a dinner for female senators, not an event tied to the new federal holiday.

Fact Checking Joe Biden’s Comment on the Death of Brian Sicknick

He claimed that January 6 rioters killed a police officer. Brian Sicknick died on January 7 of two strokes after defending the Capitol.

Has Apple Banned Grindr? Did eBay Ban Erotica?

A viral tweet about living in a ‘Christian Dystopia’ is a mix of false and misleading claims.

Did a Teenager Die From Myocarditis After Her Second COVID Dose?

Her cause of death has not been confirmed, and there is currently no proof to suggest it was tied to the vaccine.