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Fact Checking: Most popular disinformation of the day

  • In Pennsylvania Rallies, Trump Distorts Voting Issues
    by Lori Robertson on October 27, 2020

    President Trump repeatedly rattled off false and misleading claims about ballots and voting in arguing to his supporters that "massive fraud" is “the only way we can lose.” The post In Pennsylvania Rallies, Trump Distorts Voting Issues appeared first on FactCheck.org.

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  • Biden’s Dubious Plan to Pay for Free State College
    by Robert Farley on October 27, 2020

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has twice botched a talking point on an already dubious claim that his proposal for a minimum corporate tax would pay for his free-tuition plan. The post Biden’s Dubious Plan to Pay for Free State College appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Misleading Messages on Gasoline Prices
    by Saranac Hale Spencer on October 27, 2020

    Eric Trump misleadingly claimed on social media that gasoline was $5 per gallon “under O’Biden,” but "unbelievably good" during his father's administration. The average retail price of gasoline while Barack Obama was president was $2.97. The average price under President Donald Trump has been $2.49, which includes lower prices due to the pandemic. The post Misleading Messages on Gasoline Prices appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Biden Hasn’t Suspended In-Person Campaigning
    by Angelo Fichera on October 26, 2020

    A false claim on social media suggests former Vice President Joe Biden has stopped all in-person campaigning until the election. He has plans to visit several states before Nov. 3. The post Biden Hasn’t Suspended In-Person Campaigning appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Photo of Man in Halloween Costume Isn’t Mark Kelly
    by Jessica McDonald on October 25, 2020

    Social media posts, including one retweeted by Donald Trump Jr., falsely claim that a yearbook photo shows Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly dressed as Hitler for Halloween. Kelly's campaign and several of his former classmates told FactCheck.org that the photo is not of Kelly. The post Photo of Man in Halloween Costume Isn’t Mark Kelly appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Social Media Posts Misquote Trump on Immigrant Family Separations
    by Angelo Fichera on October 23, 2020

    President Donald Trump didn't say "'GOOD' about the kids being separated from the parents" at the southern border during the final presidential debate, as social media posts wrongly claim. He said "go ahead" to the moderator, who was trying to move on to the next topic. The post Social Media Posts Misquote Trump on Immigrant Family Separations appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Trump Misleads on Ballots Again
    by Lori Robertson on October 23, 2020

    About 2,100 voters in Los Angeles County accidentally received mail-in ballots earlier this month without the presidential race. But President Trump described a case where ballots "had everything on it" except "my name." The post Trump Misleads on Ballots Again appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Video: FactChecking the Final Debate
    by FactCheck.org on October 23, 2020

    In this video, we review several false and misleading claims that President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden made at the final presidential debate on Oct. 22.  The post Video: FactChecking the Final Debate appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Posts Target Trump With False Claim on MAGA Hats
    by Angelo Fichera on October 23, 2020

    Social media posts erroneously suggest that President Donald Trump's campaign hats are made in China, while those for former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign are made in the U.S. The official hats sold by both campaigns are made by American companies. The post Posts Target Trump With False Claim on MAGA Hats appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • FactChecking the Final 2020 Presidential Debate
    by Eugene Kiely on October 23, 2020

    The candidates repeated talking points from the stump and added some new twists on the facts. The post FactChecking the Final 2020 Presidential Debate appeared first on FactCheck.org.

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