• Analysis

Fact-checking movement grapples with a world awash in false claims

The rapid growth of the fact-checking movement has been accompanied by an equally sharp rise in false claims across social media.

  • Analysis

Ad targeting Manchin on prescription drugs uses misleading math

The 60 Plus Association claims the West Virginia Democrat wants to strip $300 billion from Medicare. A lot of that is Washington funny money.

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Mass killings since 2015: Could proposed laws have made a difference?

An analysis finds that only about one-third of the 41 gun-related mass killings since 2015 might have been prevented by proposed gun restrictions being debated today. But some provisions might have minimized the bloodshed.

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Lying to ATF on gun-purchase form yields few prosecutions, data shows

Few people are ever prosecuted for lying on a key form required for gun purchases, according to Justice Department records provided to The Fact Checker.

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Biden’s startling statistic on school-age gun deaths

The president's math adds up — but is he comparing apples and oranges?

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Biden’s fantastical claim of $500 in annual utility savings

In an opinion article, the president cited a figure that barely includes utility savings and is an estimate far in the future.

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What research shows on the effectiveness of gun-control laws

Academics have investigated whether assault-weapons bans, large-capacity magazine restrictions, universal background checks and other curbs have worked.

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Numbers behind Afghanistan evacuation come into focus

Which Afghans actually managed to get on the planes after the fall of Kabul? We have some answers.

  • Analysis

Biden’s fishy statistics about the global cost of corruption

The president offered estimates on the cost of corruption, but he's relying on statistics that do not have much validity.

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Ron Johnson’s flimsy evidence that Democrats seek to ‘change the electorate’

The Wisconsin senator is taking out of context remarks from almost 10 years ago to make his case.

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