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Some social media posts have responded to the death of George Floyd by pushing misinformation and conspiracy theories.

ICYMI: Biden falsely suggested that he called for implementing nationwide social distancing restrictions prior to March 8, which Columbia University researchers said could have prevented nearly 36,000 U.S. deaths due to COVID-19.

ICYMI: Trump falsely said, on Twitter and at the White House, that California will mail ballots to “anyone living in the state,” including “people that aren’t citizens.” FACT: Ballots will be sent only to registered voters.

Trump claimed, “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.” But there is no such official federal designation for domestic terrorism organizations.

Biden said farm bankruptcies increased last year “due largely to Trump’s unmitigated disaster of a tariff war.” There were many reasons, including trade, according to ag economists and government reports. We examine those reasons.

Kellie Chauvin, the estranged wife of Derek Chauvin, is NOT the sister of Tou Thao, another former officer involved in the events that led to George Floyd's death. This false viral claim is part of a baseless conspiracy theory that the incident was staged.

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Trump falsely said El Paso "used to have extremely high rates of violent crime -- one of the highest in the entire country," but now it is "one of the safest cities" because of a border wall. In fact, it was already among the safest cities before wall.

Trump said Ambassador Stevens sent 600 requests for help. That's false. #debate 

Elizabeth Warren claimed that Amy Klobuchar's health care plan is two paragraphs long. Warren is wrong. #DemDebate 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opens the six hours of debate on the articles of impeachment by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Sen. Sanders claimed there was a “huge voter turnout” among young caucusgoers in Iowa this year, saying the turnout was “even higher than Obama’s extraordinary victory in 2008.” In fact, about 10,300 fewer young voters turned out this year than in 2008.

Trump says Clinton will raise "everybody's taxes massively." In fact, 95% of taxpayers will see little or no change.

Trump said he is "reversing decades of calamitous trade policies." Not yet. During a 12-month ending in October, the trade deficit was $604 billion. That’s an increase of $102 billion, or 20.2 percent, compared with 2016.

Trump is wrong that many people saw bombs all over the apartment floor in San Bernardino terror attack case. #debate 

Viral Deception Alert: A fictitious tweet attributed to Rep. Ilhan Omar is circulating on social media. The congresswoman didn’t write that the “time for violence is now” over her disagreement with President Donald Trump’s actions on Iran.

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