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Jan. 6 committee makes false accusation against Giuliani investigator

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Ryan King The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot reportedly made a false accusation against a witness, Bernard Kerik, who worked for former President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani to investigate the 2020 election. The committee accused......

Fact-checking false claims from Minority leader Kevin McCarthy’s marathon House speech

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The House passed the bill on Friday morning. It now awaits consideration in the Senate. McCarthy’s speech contained far too many claims for us to try to check all of them; he talked about everything from the war in......

Former Theranos patient testifies that a blood test at Walgreens came back with false positive for HIV

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., left, arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Davie Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Erin Tompkins, who got her blood drawn......

Doctor Charged With False Report to Summon Helicopter on Denali

New York Times
Amanda Holpuch A doctor is facing federal charges after falsely reporting in May that a pair of climbers he had joined in a makeshift expedition on Denali, the tallest mountain in North America, had fallen ill and needed a high-risk helicopter rescue, prosecutors said. They said in a complaint that......

Woman Accuses Vikings’ Dalvin Cook of Assault, False Imprisonment in Lawsuit

New York Times
Emmanuel Morgan Through a spokesman, the N.F.L. said in a statement that the league would review the matter and “continue to monitor developments but there’s no change to his status as this is a civil complaint.” Cook and Trimble met on a Florida beach in 2018 and soon began a......

Accused U.S. Capitol rioter made false medical claims in jail, prosecutors say

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WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors said on Wednesday that an accused participant in the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump made false claims about his medical needs while in jail awaiting trial. That came two weeks after a judge ruled......

Facebook, YouTube take down Bolsonaro video over false vaccine claim

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O)and YouTube have removed from their platforms a video by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in which the far-right leader made a false claim that COVID-19 vaccines were linked with developing AIDS. Both Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) YouTube said the video, which......

Alex Jones is liable for damages over false conspiracy claims about the Sandy Hook massacre, judge rules

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alex Jones of Infowars talks to the media while visiting the U.S. Senate’s Dirksen Senate office building as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2018.  Alex Jones......

‘Arsenal have had false dawns before but maybe there’s something different this time’

BBC
There have been a few false dawns for Arsenal fans – days where we, wrongly, thought we had got ‘our’ Arsenal back again. Sunday’s brilliant win over Tottenham might turn out to be just another one of those days, but maybe there’s something different this time that means we can......

Former Theranos patient testifies blood test gave her false miscarriage diagnosis

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., exits federal court in San Jose, California, on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. — The first patient to take the stand in trial of......

Facebook says WSJ allegations are ‘mischaracterizations,’ confer ‘false motives’

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The logo of Facebook is seen in Davos, Switzerland Januar 20, 2020. Picture taken January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Sept 18 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Saturday slammed a Wall Street Journal series of articles about the social media company’s platform as containing “deliberate mischaracterizations” and said the articles......

UK and Trinidad health officials refute Nicki Minaj’s ‘false claim’ Covid shots cause swollen testicles

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Health officials from the U.K. to Trinidad refuted rapper Nicki Minaj’s “false claim” that her cousin’s friend’s testicles swelled after he received a Covid-19 vaccine in her home country of Trinidad. Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh, health minister of the Republic of......

Fact-checking the false but viral story about F-22 pilots resigning after a vaccination text from the secretary of defense

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In a video monologue that has been viewed more than 1.1 million times on Twitter, a bodybuilder named Justin Y. O’Donnell claimed that “my dad just let me know” that the secretary of defense had sent a nighttime text......

Lies, omissions and false fact checks – a banner week for media disinformation

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Post Editorial Board Last week, USA Today presented a photo of President Biden checking his watch during the return of dead US service members to American soil, reporter Daniel Funke said that was “wrong.” Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click......

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