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Past articles by Samantha:

PolitiFact - Ask PolitiFact: What can parents do if they can't find baby formula in stores?

As the nationwide baby formula shortage continues, Abbott Laboratories, one of the largest manufacturers of formula in t → Read More

PolitiFact | No, this document doesn’t show classified Ukrainian military orders to attack the Donbas region

The Russian government continues to tell a different tale about what’s really going on in its war with Ukraine. Even bef → Read More

PolitiFact - No, this former Ukrainian beauty queen has not joined the Ukrainian military to fight Russians

Stories of Ukrainian citizens taking up arms to defend their country have flooded the internet since Russia’s invasion. → Read More

PolitiFact - Biden exaggerates trips to Iraq, Afghanistan in State of the Union address

In his first State of the Union address, President Joe Biden focused on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, inflation and t → Read More

PolitiFact | Don’t fall for these hoaxes about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

As news of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine spread across the world, misinformation quickly followed. Social media fee → Read More

PPP loans do not need to be reported as taxable income on tax returns

PolitiFact | A Facebook post makes false statements about the loans. → Read More

PolitiFact | No, The White House isn’t spending $30 million on crack pipes. Here’s what’s really going on

Conservative commentators recently set off a firestorm by accusing the federal government of spending $30 million to pro → Read More

COVID shots for infants, toddlers: What parents should know

PolitiFact | The companies say that clinical trial data shows that the vaccine is safe → Read More

PolitiFact - No, Microsoft and Bill Gates didn’t develop a video game called Omikron in 1999

Ever since it was discovered, people have continued to use the new COVID-19 omicron variant to make false claims about t → Read More

PolitiFact - Story about California store owner pricing items at $951 to prosecute thieves is satire

A recent uptick of robberies in Los Angeles has some blaming the county’s zero-bail policy for lower-level offenses. The → Read More

PolitiFact - No, the COVID-19 vaccines do not cause AIDS

Ever since the COVID-19 vaccines were introduced in late 2020, people have falsely claimed that they cause all sorts of → Read More

PolitiFact’s guide to commonly misunderstood vaccine terms, and how to talk about them

The big thing to know: It’s better to respond with facts than to offer corrections. → Read More

PolitiFact | No, the Vatican doesn’t own a telescope called Lucifer

An old rumor about the Vatican and the devil has resurfaced on social media. Shared by a Facebook page called "Exposing /> <meta name= → Read More

There’s still no evidence the FBI incited the Jan. 6 riot, despite claims otherwise

PolitiFact | A story by conservative blog Revolver News draws speculative conclusions about Ray Epps, a Trump supporter who attended the Jan. 6 riot. → Read More

Merriam-Webster didn’t remove the immunity portion to its vaccine definition

PolitiFact | The dictionary recently revised its definition of vaccine to be more detailed. → Read More

PolitiFact | Voting machine malfunction in New Jersey isn’t evidence of fraud

A viral video of a voter in New Jersey struggling with a touch screen voting machine has spread widely across social med/> <meta name= → Read More

Seven spooky things people say are in the COVID-19 vaccines but definitely aren’t

PolitiFact | Claims about what’s lurking in the COVID-19 vaccines are getting wilder. → Read More

Will the IRS track every Venmo transaction? Fact-checking financial reporting plans

A new Treasury Department proposal that would modify financial reporting requirements for banks and cash apps. → Read More

PolitiFact | Weapons, helicopters and K9s: Debunking misinformation about the end of the war in Afghanistan

As President Joe Biden stuck to a deadline for pulling U.S. forces out of Afghanistan, he was criticized for leaving som → Read More

PolitiFact - Why the new false flag conspiracy theory that FBI orchestrated Capitol attack is wrong

It’s been almost six months since hundreds of pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in a brazen att → Read More