Fact Checks

South Dakota does not have the lowest coronavirus rate in the US
A post shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook claims South Dakota has the lowest number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants as well as the lowest job losses in the US, while not having instituted a lockdown. This is misleading; cases in the prairie state surpassed the rate claimed in the post months earlier, though it has managed to keep its unemployment rate relatively low compared to most states.

Trump Wrongly Blames Protests, Mexico for COVID-19 Spread
Experts say there is no evidence that Black Lives Matter protests or Mexicans have caused the spike in coronavirus cases in pockets of the U.S., contradicting President Donald Trump’s assertions.