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    Biden’s claims of increased exports ignore stronger import growth

    Under President Joe Biden, US exports of goods and services have grown, but US imports have grown even faster. The more than $3.4 trillion in imports in 2021 was higher than any other year on record, and total imports are on track to be higher in 2022. However, on several occasions since at least late […] More

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    Blood transfusion does not transfer COVID-19 vaccine

    SciCheck Summary A blood transfusion from a vaccinated person does not transfer the inoculation to an unvaccinated person. But high profile disinformation purveyors have been promoting the long-standing false claim that this is the case. How do we know vaccines are safe? No vaccine or medical product is 100% safe, but the vaccine safety is […] More

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    Exploring Senator Murphy’s Claim Regarding “Second Amendment Sanctuaries”

    According to some figures, about 2,000 of the more than 3,100 counties in the United States are so-called “Second Amendment sanctuaries”, which generally means that the counties – or the state of which they are a part – oppose the gun laws that they deem unconstitutional. In some cases, county or state politicians have enacted […] More

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    Posts mislead about number of votes on Election Day in Maricopa County

    Quick setting About 540,000 voters turned out at polling places in Arizona’s Maricopa County on Election Day, including about 250,000 who cast their ballots in person and more than 290,000 who cast absentee and provisional ballots, according to election officials. But online publications incorrectly claim that while 540,000 voters turned out to vote, county officials […] More

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    Inaccurate TV graphic sparks erroneous claims of voter fraud in Pennsylvania

    Quick setting Social media posts mistakenly suggest there was fraud in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race, citing a TV graphic showing Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano with nearly 500,000 votes more than Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro, but Mastriano trailing from 41.6% to 56.6%. The chart showed inaccurate numbers which were quickly corrected on air. Whole […] More

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    Bogus Theory misinterprets FTX support for Ukraine

    Quick setting The bankruptcy of FTX, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has sparked an unsubstantiated claim that its former CEO conspired with Ukraine and Democratic politicians to launder US aid money. FTX helped make crypto donations available for Ukraine; it was not taking any assets from Ukraine. Whole story FTX, which had been […] More

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    Posts distort how Florida got to quick election results

    Quick setting Florida law allows election officials begin counting in-person and mail-in ballots before Election Day. But social media posts falsely claim Florida tallied all of its more than 7 million votes in five hours on Election Day and states that took longer committed “voter fraud.” Most states do not allow votes to be counted […] More

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    Ballot processing continues in tightly watched states amid unsubstantiated fraud allegations

    Quick setting Close Senate races are underway in some states that have different laws regarding ballot deadlines and tabulation. But some top Republicans – including former President Donald Trump – have suggested, without any evidence, that “they” were trying to “cheat”. Officials in those states say they are simply trying to count every legitimate vote. […] More

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    FactChecking Trump’s bizarre claim to keep DeSantis’ 2018 election ‘from being stolen’

    Former President Donald Trump claimed he ‘sent the FBI and US prosecutors’ to Broward County during the 2018 election to stop ‘ballot theft’ and help Ron DeSantis become governor of Florida. But a spokesperson for the county elections office said there was no “federal law enforcement presence” for this election. “The Broward County Supervisor of […] More

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    Posts falsely claim to show Hobbs in the Arizona election tabulation room

    Quick setting An image shared on social media shows a woman with glasses and brown hair in a ballot counting room in Arizona. The posts incorrectly identify the woman as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs, who is the Secretary of State, implying that Hobbs was illegally influencing the count. The woman in the photo is […] More

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    Fake ‘Sharpiegate’ claim resurfaces in Pennsylvania election

    Quick setting Dominion voting machines had no problem reading ballots filled out with Sharpie pens. But an Instagram video spread the false claim that ballots filled out with Sharpies could not be counted by voting machines in Pennsylvania’s 2022 election. A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania State Department said the allegation was “misinformation”. Whole story Pennsylvania […] More

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    Ballot printer delayed Maricopa vote, contrary to unsubstantiated claims

    Quick setting Tabulating machines at some polling stations in Maricopa County, Arizona, were unable to process ballots for part of Election Day, although affected voters can leave their ballots in a secure box or go elsewhere to vote. But some conservatives, including former President Donald Trump, made baseless claims that the setback indicated an attempt […] More

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