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 of Biden Being Heckled in London

Social media posts say Biden was heckled at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.

Roger Federer’s Last Rodeo

The greatest tennis player of all time says goodbye to the sport.

Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, and Aging

How 1952's 'Monkey Business' satirizes the youth obsessed culture that would make a goddess of Monroe.

Fact Checking a Claim About Sentencing Disparities

A tweet claims that a January 6 rioter got twice the sentence of two racial justice rioters.

Socialism, Nationalism, and Tolkien

How an unfinished Lord of the Rings sequel gives insight into young radicals on the left and right.

Fact Checking Claims That New Yorkers Must Show ID to Buy Whipped Cream

There has been confusion over a state law that requires ID to buy nitrous oxide cartridges.

Fact Check: Ron DeSantis Did Not Defend FBI Search at Mar-a-Lago

A viral video was edited to make it appear as if he did on Fox News.