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O.J. Simpson Died from Cancer, Not COVID-19 Vaccine

O.J. Simpson Died from Cancer, Not COVID-19 Vaccine

O.J. Simpson, a football star who was acquitted in the murder of his ex-wife and her friend, died of cancer on April 10 at age 76. Misinformation spread online within hours of the news. Social media posts falsely claimed that the cancer was related to his COVID-19 vaccination. Simpson was vaccinated, but there is no evidence that vaccination causes cancer or that it was to blame for his death.

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Viral Claim Inflates Number of New Voters in Three States

Viral Claim Inflates Number of New Voters in Three States

A claim on social media misrepresents the number of people who have registered to vote in three states in 2024 and suggests the new voters are immigrants in the country illegally. There have been 194,000 newly registered voters in those states -- not 2 million -- and there's no evidence they are immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

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Familiar Claims in a Familiar Presidential Race

Familiar Claims in a Familiar Presidential Race

As a primer for the 2024 election, here's our guide to the top 10 falsehoods and distortions -- so far -- in terms of Trump's and Biden's propensity to repeat them.

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Trump’s False Claim About Roe

Trump’s False Claim About Roe

In a video statement outlining his position on abortion, former President Donald Trump falsely claimed that "all legal scholars, both sides, wanted and in fact demanded" that Roe v. Wade "be ended." Legal scholars told us that was "utter nonsense" and "patently absurd."

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Fairshake

Fairshake

A pro-cryptocurrency super PAC that supports candidates who back policies favorable to that industry.

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Posts Raise Unfounded Concerns About Aluminum in Vaccines

Posts Raise Unfounded Concerns About Aluminum in Vaccines

Small amounts of aluminum have been used for many decades to strengthen the immune response to vaccines. Exposure to high levels of aluminum has been associated with brain and bone problems, but there is no evidence that the level of exposure provided by vaccines leads to such toxicity, contrary to social media claims.

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Trump’s Misleading Chart on Illegal Immigration

Trump’s Misleading Chart on Illegal Immigration

During a speech in Green Bay, Wisconsin, former President Donald Trump pointed to a chart on apprehensions of people trying to enter the U.S. illegally at the southwest border. "See the arrow on the bottom? That was my last week in office," he said. "That was the lowest number in history." But Trump was wrong on both points.

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Congressional Leadership Fund

Congressional Leadership Fund

Conservative super PAC seeking to preserve a Republican majority in the House of Representatives.

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Priorities USA Action

Priorities USA Action

A liberal hybrid PAC focusing on digital advertising that supports President Joe Biden and other Democratic candidates.

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Shanahan Misleads on Women’s Fertility Trends   

Shanahan Misleads on Women’s Fertility Trends   

Women are having fewer children today than in the past globally, but experts say that’s by choice and it doesn’t mean “we are facing a crisis in reproductive health,” as Nicole Shanahan, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s running mate, said during her announcement speech. Infertility rates have remained steady during the last decades. 

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Tom Hanks Will Star in 'Big' Sequel Titled 'Big Again'?

A viral post claimed the sequel to 1988 film "Big" was coming to theaters in February 2025.

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Judge Barred Trump from Attending His Son Barron's High School Graduation?

Defendants in criminal trials are generally required to appear in court in person.

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Trump Rejected Female Jurors for Not Being 'His Type'?

The former president said one of the prospective jurors was "a 5 or a 6 at best," according to an article.

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Baby Owls Fall Asleep on Their Stomachs Because of Their Heavy Heads?

Adult owls typically sleep perched on branches, using their back toe, the hallux, to hold on.

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Are the Holes in Ballpoint Pen Caps to Prevent Choking?

A brief history of ballpoint pens.

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Movie Trailer Released for 'James Bond 26' Starring Henry Cavill and Margot Robbie?

The 007-themed trailer was posted on the KH Studio YouTube channel in April 2024.

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Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of the Moon' Created To Sync with 'The Wizard of Oz'?

The phenomenon of these two iconic works of art matching perfectly is known as "The Dark Side of the Rainbow" and has been wowing fans for decades.

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No Evidence Trump Asked If It's Wrong to Be More Sexually Attracted to Your Daughter Than Your Wife

Snopes looked for the truth about a meme claiming Donald Trump once made a very specific remark when his daughter, Ivanka, was only 13 years old.

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Did 12-Year-Old Jimi Hendrix Make Crayon Drawing of Elvis Presley After Seeing Him Perform?

While it's been claimed the two musical icons never met, a drawing shared across the internet spoke to Presley's profound impact on a young Hendrix.

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Aaron Rodgers Faces Lifetime Suspension from NFL Due to 'Suspiciously Speedy' Recovery?

"Aaron Rodgers gets caught! The NFL's investigation into his 'suspiciously speedy' recovery reveals something shocking," an online article read.

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