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Fact Check: CRT isn't being taught in schools, but that didn't stop Virginia Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin from vowing to ban it Subscribers Public

Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin vowed Sunday to "ban" critical race theory on his first day as governor. Since there is little to no evidence that CRT itself is being taught to K-12 public school students, we find the claim from Youngkin misleading.

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Fact Check: Anonymous “Spartacus” COVID Letter Riddled with Misinformation, Baseless Claims about Global Conspiracy Subscribers Public

The so-called “Spartacus” letter contains numerous baseless claims buried within over 40 pages of analysis and citations, and which appears to have been carefully crafted to mask the dubious nature of the letter’s origin and the unfounded nature of many of the author’s allegations.

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Fact Check: Contrary to video's claim, masks are effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19 Subscribers Public

Dr. Julie Swann, Distinguished Professor and Department Head at NC State University, debunks the claim that face masks can't block viruses such as COVID-19.

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