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How misinformation helped spark an attempted coup in Gabon

The first episode of our miniseries “Fakeout” takes us to the central African country of Gabon, where a missing president and a suspect video helped spark an attempted coup.

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Coming soon: ‘Fakeout’ by The Fact Checker

We have a new video series coming, called Fakeout. Stay tuned!

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Fact-checking the eighth Democratic primary debate

Here's a roundup of eight claims from the eighth Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 campaign.

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Trump’s puzzling jobs claim during the State of the Union

There was a line in Trump's speech that required some mathematical gymnastics. Here's an explanation — and what's wrong with it.

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Fact-checking President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address

Here's a roundup of 31 dubious claims made by the president during his speech.

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President Trump made 16,241 false or misleading claims in his first three years

The president said more false or misleading claims in 2019 as he did in 2017 and 2018 combined.

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Trump has broken more promises than he’s kept

Our Trump Promise Tracker follows the progress of 60 key promises made by the president during the 2016 campaign. Here's an update as he enters his fourth year as president.

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Fact-checking the seventh Democratic primary debate

Here's a roundup of eight claims from the seventh Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 campaign.

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Trump’s traffic jam of false claims on preexisting conditions

In a pair of tweets, President Trump got many things about health care outrageously wrong.

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Mr. President, here’s how the budget works

The president said tax revenue is up because of economic growth spurred by his tax cut. That reflects a basic misunderstanding.

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