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

The Film ‘Top Gun’ Wanted to Be

A review of 'Top Gun: Maverick.'

Fact Checking Claims About the Border Patrol and the Uvalde School Shooting

Viral social media posts claim that the Uvalde, Texas, school shooter was killed by an ...

Against the Winnie-the-Pooh Slasher Movie

An attempt to cash in on the newly public domain 'Winnie-the-Pooh' is the culmination of an intellectual property-obsessed culture bent on repurposing childhood for adults.

Fact Check: A Viral Tweet About Early Retirement Is Satire

The tweet mocked those who proclaim their wealth is self-made when it’s not.

Fact Checking Claims About an Alabama Abortion Law

Women who have abortions there don't face prison sentences.

Fact Check: Did Russian Orthodox Priests Bless a Missile Named ‘Satan’?

A viral photo does show such a blessing, but of a different missile.

More Like ‘Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Badness’

The latest Marvel movie promises a mind-bending trip through the multiverse and fails to deliver.

Fact Checking a Bill Gates Coronavirus Soundbite

The billionaire made the comment while promoting his book on the pandemic.