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

Was the Flu Abnormally Bad During December and January?

A Chinese propagandist tweets unsubstantiated rumors to imply coronavirus was here earlier.

Has Donald Trump ‘Always Known’ Coronavirus ‘Is a Pandemic’?

That’s not what his early statements on the outbreak indicate.

Did Devin Nunes Misrepresent His Own Comments About Eating Out?

The California Republican claimed he was recommending drive-thru or takeout when he said 'it’s a great time to go out' on Sunday.

Will More People Die in Car Crashes This Year Than From Coronavirus?

We can't know yet, but even low estimates for virus casualties are far higher.

Is the United States Testing ‘Anybody’ Who Enters From Overseas for Coronavirus?

The president’s statement is contradicted by public information put out by the CDC.

Matt Schlapp Makes Several False Claims About Coronavirus in TV Appearance

The chairman of the ACU is wrong about testing windows, being asymptomatic, and contagion points.

Did Donald Trump Cut the CDC Budget?

Overall funding has increased every year.

Did Joe Biden Really Say ‘We Can Only Re-Elect Donald Trump’?

A deceptively edited video went viral thanks to Trump staffers and campaign accounts.