Fact-Checking

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President Joe Biden  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden boasts about equitable senior vaccination rate by race without data to back it up

(PolitiFact)

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he never could have anticipated the level of COVID-19 misinformation

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., questions Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing to examine an update from Federal officials on efforts to combat COVID-19, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)

Dr. Anthony Fauci calls Sen. Rand Paul’s claim that NIH funded risky virus research at Wuhan lab ‘preposterous’

Vials for the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are displayed on a tray at a clinic set up by the New Hampshire National Guard in the parking lot of Exeter, N.H., High School, on Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

No, the death rate for vaccinated people is not higher than that of unvaccinated people

(PolitiFact)

Fact-checkers can blunt the threat of disinformation

Author Chelsea Clinton speaks at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

No, Chelsea Clinton didn’t tweet that Jesus would be working at Planned Parenthood