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🚨Fake News Alert🚨 Viral Posts Misuse Rat Study to Make Unfounded Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines and Autism
COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy benefits both mother and baby. Side effects are generally mild, and studies don’t show negative effects on the baby. A criticized study that gave COVID-19 vaccines to pregnant rats doesn’t show that vaccines cause autism or that people shouldn’t get COVID-19 vaccines, contrary to claims.
Biden administration opened the gates to allow illegal immigration? Republican posts misrepresent use of floodgates at Southern Border
To avoid damage from heavy rains, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have opened floodgates along Arizona’s border fencing during monsoon season since 2009. But social media users, including Sen. Ted Cruz, shared posts with the misleading claim that the Biden administration opened the gates “by design” to allow illegal immigration.
Being vaccinated against COVID-19 helps protect pregnant people from severe COVID-19. When given during pregnancy, the vaccines can also reduce the risk of hospitalization from COVID-19 early in a baby’s life. A new study adds to the evidence that vaccination during pregnancy is safe for babies, contrary to social media and online claims.
The police officer who kept his knee on George Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes in 2020 was convicted of murder, and the medical examiner determined that police efforts to subdue Floyd caused his death. Nothing about the autopsy’s findings have changed, but social media posts falsely claim new documents show Floyd died of a drug overdose or natural causes.
Daily Fact-Check: Did a subpoena of bank records prove that Joe Biden benefited from his family’s influence peddling scheme? Nope.
A subpoena of bank records of Biden family members has turned up a $200,000 payment in 2018 from James Biden to his brother Joe Biden, and Rep. James Comer is citing it as proof “that Joe Biden benefited from his family’s influence peddling scheme.” But bank records are consistent with White House claims that the payment was simply repayment of a loan.
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Daily Fact-Check: Conservative Politicians, Commentators Recirculate Old Falsehood on How Much Government Aid for Immigrants
Immigrants who come to the U.S. without authorization have very limited access to government benefits. But an old falsehood revived by conservatives conflates aid given to authorized refugees with the limited assistance available to immigrants who entered the country illegally. The claim also inflates the benefits given to refugees.
The fascist news outlet is being blasted for blatantly lying to its viewers so they don’t lose them to more radical networks.
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Faked photos and misleading videos about Israel and Hamas are proliferating on X, House Republicans are airing their internal grievances, and RFK Jr.’s siblings are urging Americans to steer clear of his campaign for president.
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Contrary to claims by some Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, U.S. taxpayers did not indirectly fund the recent Hamas attack on Israel with Iranian money unfrozen as part of a prisoner swap with Iran in August.
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