• CDC Sep 15

    Nobel Prize? Horse Dewormer? What We Know About Ivermectin

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, prescriptions for Ivermectin have risen twenty-four fold what they were, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Ivermectin is a Nobel-prize winning drug to fight off parasites but a version of it is used to remove heartworms from large animals like horses.

  • PolitiFact Apr 3, 2020

    Faux Real: How to Spot Fake News

    With so much information out there on coronavirus in group chats and social media, how do you know what’s true and what’s false? Editor-in-chief Angie Holan of fact checking site PolitiFact helps us decipher if it’s real or not.

  • coronavirus Apr 3, 2020

    Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself Before Sharing a News Article

    From social platforms to new media outlets, there is an overwhelming amount of misinformation being thrown our way. How do you decide what is true and what is false? “Chicago Today” spoke with the editor-in-chief of the online fact checking site, PolitiFact, Angie Holan, who gave us some guidelines. Here are a few questions she suggests asking yourself before you…

  • Chairman May 24, 2017

    ‘For Now,' Hannity Backs Off Story Speculating About Slain DNC Staffer Seth Rich

    Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity said Tuesday he’s backing off his speculation about the 2016 killing of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich after talking with Rich’s family, which had appealed to the media to stop. The decision took Hannity off a potential collision course with his network, which earlier Tuesday had removed a week-old story about the case from...

  • facebook Apr 7, 2017

    Google Adds ‘Fact-Check' Tool to Search Results

    Google debuted a fact-checking tool for its search and news results Friday, amid mounting pressure on internet firms to police content it hosts online and criticism the company helps spread misinformation, CNBC reported. The new functionality adds relevant “fact-check” tags to stories in Google News from services like PolitiFact and Snopes. The tag identifies pieces that had been established to...

  • Donald Trump Jan 27, 2017

    Who Is Gregg Phillips, the Man Trump Name-Checked to Prove Voter Fraud?

    In his continued effort to argue that massive voter fraud took place in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump gave a shout-out Friday to Gregg Phillips, who has asserted that more than three million votes have been cast by non-citizens. According to NBC News, Phillips is a vocal conservative who founded a health-care-data company. And he’s unwilling to share his...

  • Donald Trump Jul 22, 2016

    Duckworth Draws Scrutiny Over Tweet About Kirk, Trump

    Rep. Tammy Duckworth allegedly made false claims about Sen. Mark Kirk last month, accusing the senator of calling for the mass arrest of 18,000 African-Americans and supporting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s mass deportation policy.

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