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Video From Biden’s Address to Congress Misleadingly Edited
In his April 28 address to Congress, President Joe Biden said, “No one should have to choose between a job and a paycheck or taking care of themselves and their loved ones — a parent, or spouse, or child.” Partisan social media accounts misleadingly edited his words in a viral video to suggest he said, “No one should have to choose between a job and a paycheck.”
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Biden speech audience lower than Trump’s, but not 11.6 million
Social media posts and websites claim that US President Joe Biden’s speech to Congress on April 28, 2021 drew 11.6 million viewers, a significant drop from predecessor Donald Trump’s addresses. But Biden’s speech drew an estimated 26.9 million people, and the 11.6 million figure was an early number from audience measurement firm Nielsen.
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Bogus Claims Follow Donation of Kamala Harris’ Children’s Book
A single copy of Vice President Kamala Harris’ children’s book was one of many titles donated to a shelter for immigrant children in Long Beach, California. But a debunked New York Post article – which led to the reporter’s resignation — incorrectly claimed every child was given a copy of her book, starting a deluge of false claims in social media posts.
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Social media posts mislead on reasons for India's lack of oxygen plants
As India's coronavirus disaster deepened, Facebook and Twitter posts, including a tweet from a top Bollywood actress, accused the chief ministers of Maharashtra and Delhi states of failing to build sufficient oxygen plants despite being given funding in January 2021. But the claim lacks important context: although the oxygen plants mentioned in the posts were indeed not constructed in time, the funding had actually been allocated to the Central Medical Supply Store, part of India's Ministry of Health; official documents show the state governments were not involved.
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Facebook posts exaggerate size of London protest against coronavirus rules
Facebook posts claim that a rally in the British capital of London against coronavirus rules on April 24, 2021 attracted 750,000 protesters. This figure, however, has been exaggerated; British media reported the rally attracted around 10,000 protesters -- an estimate which is borne out by photos and videos of the event. An AFP journalist who covered the rally on the ground said there were “certainly not hundreds of thousands” of protesters.
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