Evan Koslof, wusa9

Evan Koslof

wusa9

Washington, DC, United States

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VERIFY: Yes, Kamala Harris is eligible to be VP. Here's why social media posts claiming otherwise are false

Yes, Kamala Harris is eligible to be vice president. Our Verify team breaks down why some social media posts saying otherwise are false. → Read More

VERIFY: Will the Executive Order on Payroll Taxes impact Social Security?

The Verify Team spoke with experts, to answer some of the most pressing questions, relating to the new Executive Order on payroll taxes. → Read More

VERIFY: 500,000 Virginians received vote-by-mail applications with wrong return address

The nonprofit Center For Voter Information said they sent by-mail ballot request forms with the wrong return address to 500,000 voters in Northern Virginia. → Read More

VERIFY: Can your landlord or HOA prohibit 'Black Lives Matter' signs?

A Verify viewer asked if it was legal for a landlord or an HOA to ask a tenant to remove a Black Lives Matter sign from their window. → Read More

VERIFY: With a storm on the way, fake photos are inevitable. Here's how to spot them

With Tropical Storm Isaias approaching altered weather photos are bound to be circulated on social media. Here's how to spot a fake image. → Read More

VERIFY: No, Target did not cut ties with it's 'Shop with a Cop' program

An online meme claimed that the retailer was cutting ties with the program that teamed up police officers and children to buy gifts for the holidays. This is false. → Read More

VERIFY: No, Nancy Pelosi would not become president on Jan. 20 if Congress delayed federal elections. Here's why

If Congress took the incredibly unlikely action of delaying the election, would Nancy Pelosi become president on Jan. 20, as rumored on social media? → Read More

VERIFY: No, Nancy Pelosi would not become president on Jan. 20 if Congress delayed federal elections. Here's why

If Congress took the incredibly unlikely action of delaying the election, would Nancy Pelosi become president on Jan. 20, as rumored on social media? → Read More

VERIFY: Police don't need to read 'Miranda rights' before arrest, but do before questioning

Despite what we see on TV, the answer is no. An individual must be read their Miranda rights before being questioned by a cop, but not before or during an arrest. → Read More

VERIFY: No, grocery stores are not charging a 'BLM Fee'

A viral post claims that Kroger is now charging a 59-cent 'BLM Fee.' This is false. → Read More

VERIFY: If an election is close, could SCOTUS make the final decision?

A Verify viewer asked if an election is too close to call, could the Supreme Court weigh in and make the final decision? The short answer is yes, but it's rare. → Read More

VERIFY: Can mosquitoes spread COVID-19?

For months, WHO has reported that there is ‘no evidence’ that mosquitoes can spread coronavirus. Meet the researchers who injected insects with COVID to find out. → Read More

VERIFY: No, President Barack Obama can not be named Biden's VP; Here's why

The Verify Team takes on questions, big and small. A viewer asked us to look into whether President Obama could be named as Biden's VP. Turns out he can't. → Read More

VERIFY: Did a poll show that 9/10 Native Americans were not offended by Washington's NFL team name?

Amid online debate over the 'Redskins' name, there's likely to be a few references to a 2016 poll from The Washington Post. The Verify team digs into the details. → Read More

VERIFY: Here's how the major airlines are handling COVID restrictions

The Verify team asked the four major airlines -- Delta, United, American and Southwest -- how they're handling things such as wearing masks and plane boarding. → Read More

VERIFY: Woman was denied entry to a PG Walmart because she had a face shield; Turns out this was a mistake

A woman reached out to the Verify Team, after she was denied entry. → Read More

VERIFY: Is it safe & effective to order birth control from apps?

Given the increased popularity of online shopping during the pandemic, one viewer wanted to know if she was safe to order her birth control via an app. → Read More

VERIFY: No, pipe bombs were not found by Korean War memorial, despite online rumors

Starting Tuesday night, rumors started to circulate about pipe bombs near the Korean War Memorial. The Verify Team checked with U.S. Park Police to find the truth. → Read More

VERIFY: Is it safe to wear contacts to a protest or can tear gas cause blindness?

Rumors are spreading on social media that this gas will cause contacts to burn and glue to your eyes, causing blindness. Our experts say this is false. → Read More

VERIFY: Will protesters arrested in DC need to pay bail?

No, the concept of cash bail ended in DC in the 90s, so likely those arrested in the DC protests were released without paying a dime. → Read More