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Articles confronting false or misleading information, in the media, on social media, or in everyday conversation.

The increase in funding for the IRS is not going create an army of agents that will come after you Subscribers Public

No matter what your crazy uncle tells you, the extra funding for the IRS is not for a new “IRS Blackshirts.”

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Fact Check: Abortion, defined as the termination of pregnancy, can be necessary to save a woman’s life Subscribers Public

A trending tweet says that there are certain medical conditions for which the only treatment is an abortion. Is this true?

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Elon Musk, you’re wrong – Repubs have moved much more to the right than Dems to the left Subscribers Public

Elon Musk has said that Dems have moved left more than Repubs have moved right. He’s wrong – and here’s the actual data.

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When it comes to masks, the claim that they do nothing is entirely false Subscribers Public

Clay Travis says masks don’t work. Guess what: he’s wrong. Here’s a Fact Check on that claim.

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A policy analyst debunks “slow recovery” claims being used to cut the safety net Subscribers Public

Some are saying KY’s recovery is slow, so we need to cut the safety net to drive people back into the workforce. Dustin Pugel explains why that is the exact wrong thing to do.

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Vaccines have not killed “twice as many kids” as those that were killed by COVID Subscribers Public

This claim is rated completely False by NewsWise.

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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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