Alex Demas

Alex Demas is a fact checker at The Dispatch and is based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the company in 2023, he worked in England as a financial journalist and earned his MA in Political Economy at King's College London. When not heroically combating misinformation online, Alex can be found mixing cocktails, watching his beloved soccer team Aston Villa lose a match, or attempting to pet stray cats.

Alex Demas

Conspiracy Theories Spread Online About FEMA Emergency Alert Test

Some say it will trigger reactions among vaccinated individuals.

Wind Turbines Are Likely Not Behind a Spike in Whale Deaths

Researchers are yet to find evidence linking increased whale mortalities with offshore wind turbines.

Did Venezuela Free Prisoners So They Could Infiltrate the United States?

A viral video uses legitimate footage to make a false claim.

Footage Depicting Combat Between Russia and Ukraine Is Actually From Video Games

Facebook users are sharing the clips as though they are real.

Claims That Ukraine Wants to Extradite Refugees Are Russian Disinformation

An emerging narrative exemplifies the complexities of Russian propaganda.

Fact Check: Did NATO Just Place 300,000 Troops on High Alert After a Biden Gaffe?

The toops were placed on alert more than a year ago, and not in response to a statement from the president.

Checking the Record on Trump’s Statements About Ron DeSantis and COVID Lockdowns

The former president is criticizing the Florida governor for decisions he once praised.

Fact Checking Vivek Ramaswamy’s Claims About January 6 Defendants

No, peaceful protesters are not being ‘imprisoned without bail.’

False Claims About the 9/11 Pentagon Attack Continue to Circulate Online

Photo, video, and eyewitness accounts all tell the same story.

No, Biden Did Not Visit Ground Zero on September 12, 2001

He participated in a Senate session in Washington that day.