Fact Checks ☑️
This footage shows Barrett being sworn in before her confirmation hearing in the US Senate
A video of Judge Amy Coney Barrett swearing an oath has been viewed tens of thousands of times on Twitter, Weibo and Facebook alongside a claim that Barrett has been sworn in as a justice on the US Supreme Court. The claim is false: the footage in fact shows Barrett as a Supreme Court nominee taking an oath before her confirmation hearing in the US Senate.

Misleading claim says Harris jailed 1,500 Black men for marijuana
A Facebook post criticizing Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris’s record as a prosecutor has been shared more than 200,000 times weeks before the November 3 election. However, the post misrepresents incarceration statistics and also falsely states that she released evidence after two Black men were executed.

Trump’s Long History With Conspiracy Theories
During a town hall event on Oct. 15, NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie pressed President Donald Trump on his sharing of a baseless conspiracy theory that accused his election rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, of murder.

The theory, which has no basis in fact, specifically claimed Biden had members of SEAL Team 6 killed to cover up a purportedly failed assassination of Osama bin Laden in 2011. Trump retweeted a post spreading the theory, therefore amplifying the message to his 87 million followers.

Trump defended the post by arguing it was simply “a retweet” of someone’s “opinion.” He added, “I’ll put it out there, and people can decide for themselves.” But internet conspiracy theorists, as we wrote, took it as the president’s confirmation of the “intel.”

At the same event, Trump also declined to condemn QAnon — the widespread conspiracy theory movement that baselessly suggests Trump is dismantling an elite child sex trafficking ring involving high-profile Democrats. He claimed he knows “nothing about” it.