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An Old Doctored Video of Trump’s ‘Wig’ Flying Off Recirculates

The authentic video from 2019 shows that his hair stayed in place.

Fact Checking Claims About Directed Energy Weapons

They are not responsible for wildfires in Hawaii or Chile—and painting your roof blue won’t protect you from them.

Debate Over Ukraine Aid Prompts Misleading Claim Against Sen. Cornyn

The editor of a right-wing website mischaracterized a statement he made about Russian disinformation and the border crisis.

Social Media Users Claim Boycotts Are Hurting McDonald’s Bottom Line

The company has acknowledged underperforming projections due to lagging sales in the Middle East.

Assessing Claims by Vladimir Putin in His Interview With Tucker Carlson

The Russian president made a series of false or misleading statements.

Assessing Claims About Bayer’s Mistreatment of Auschwitz Prisoners

Allegations that 150 women died in a clinical trial can’t be confirmed, but the company has long acknowledged that its predecessor facilitated atrocities.

Former President Trump Falsely Denies His Endorsement of Sen. James Lankford

Trump claimed he did not support the senator’s 2022 election bid.

Assessing Claims About Who Pays Tariffs and Whether They Preserve Jobs

Trump adviser Stephen Miller made several false or misleading claims.

Faulty Translation of a Speech Leads to Criticisms of Rep. Ilhan Omar

A viral video that prompted calls for her resignation featured incorrect subtitles.

Social Media Posts Question the Safety of Vaccines for Pregnant Women

Expectant mothers can be inoculated safely against COVID, RSV, the flu, and other illnesses.

Assessing Claims That New York Changed Its Laws So E. Jean Carroll Could Sue Trump

Advocates for sexual assault victims pushed for similar laws for years prior to the Carroll lawsuit.

Assessing Claims That Nikki Haley Is ‘Claiming Victory’ After Primary and Caucus Losses

Haley conceded that Trump won after both Iowa and New Hampshire.

Donald Trump Claims Falsely That Democrats Could Vote in the New Hampshire GOP Primary

Independent voters were welcome, but registered Democrats could not participate.

No, There Is No ‘First Amendment Right’ to Block a Roadway

A tweet from the account of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport contains inaccurate information.

Would ID Cards Allow Noncitizens to Vote in U.S. Elections?

A pilot program ‘would modernize documentation provided to some noncitizens’ but would not allow unauthorized immigrants to vote.

Does the Delay in Trump’s Defamation Trial Amount to ‘Election Interference’?

The judge postponed the proceedings because a juror and Trump’s own lawyer were ill.