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Fact Check-Amy Coney Barrett statements on ‘super-precedents’ made during confirmation hearings misquoted on social media amidst Roe v. Wade overturn
Social media users have taken a quote made by Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett during her confirmation hearings in October 2020 out of context. They are claiming she thought Roe v. Wade was settled at the time, contradicting her stance in overturning it in June 2022. The quote shared online cuts Barrett’s next sentence, however, where she stated that she does not view Roe v Wade as a “super-precedent” (or a case less likely to be overturned).
JUN 24 2022
Fact Check-Clip of Lindsey Graham being heckled at airport was filmed in January 2021
A clip of U.S. senator Lindsey Graham being heckled at an airport while being called a ‘traitor’ by passersby was filmed in January 2021 after Joe Biden was certified as president. The video is unconnected to Graham’s announcement of his support for a gun safety bill titled the ‘Bipartisan Safer Communities Act’ in June 2022, contrary to recent social media posts.
JUN 24 2022
Fact Check-Image shows false quotes attributed to Joe Biden and Thomas Jefferson
Social media users are sharing an image that attributes a misleading and a false quote to U.S. President Joe Biden and former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson respectively.
JUN 24 2022
Fact Check-Fox News did not publish headline calling they/them pronouns a “plot to undermine American democracy”
Fox News did not publish a headline calling they/them pronouns a “plot to undermine American democracy.” The image is digitally altered, and no such headline was published by the outlet.
JUN 23 2022
Fact Check-Clip does not show individual running from conscription in Ukraine; Video dates to at least May 2020 and was filmed in Sochi, Russia
A clip of an individual running from police in a residential complex was not filmed in 2022, nor does it show an individual dodging conscription in Ukraine. The video dates to at least May 2020 and was filmed at a hotel complex in Sochi, Russia.
JUN 23 2022
Fact Check-Photo does not show a 7-Eleven gas station charging $7.11 for gas
Social media users are sharing a photograph of a 7-Eleven gas station showing the price of gas at $7.11. The photograph was taken in March 2021 and the number did not reflect the actual price of gas.
JUN 23 2022
Fact Check-Video purporting to show Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missile targeting Ukrainian weapons depot was created by visual effects artist
A video that social media users have claimed shows a Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missile destroying a Ukrainian weapons depot underground was created using video editing software.
JUN 23 2022
Fact Check-Image showing making-of Zelenskiy’s address with hologram sparks fake theories he is never in Ukraine
An image of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in front of a greenscreen has been stripped of its context online. The photograph shows the politician while using 3D video-capture technology; and, contrary to social media posts saying the scene proves he’s been out of the country during the whole conflict, Zelenskiy has been documented as being in Ukraine since the 2022 Russian invasion started.
JUN 23 2022
Fact Check-Guns have killed more people than COVID-19 vaccines
Social media users are falsely claiming that more people have been killed in the past year by COVID-19 vaccines than they have been by guns.
JUN 22 2022
Fact Check-Image of Donald Trump edited to make him appear more aged
An edited image of Donald Trump has been shared widely by social media users, with the photograph altered to make the former U.S. president’s facial features appear more aged.
JUN 22 2022
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