Matt Gregory, wusa9

Matt Gregory

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Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Matt:

VERIFY: If Joe Biden or Donald Trump dropped out, what would happen next?

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Republican National Committee (RNC) set rules aside if that were to happen. → Read More

VERIFY: Health experts say get a flu shot during the pandemic

It’s almost flu season and that could mean two viruses circulating through the public at once. → Read More

VERIFY: Health experts say get a flu shot during the pandemic

We've seen questions online about people wondering whether or not to get the influenza vaccine. Experts agree that you should get one. → Read More

VERIFY: More than 80% of the stocks in the US are owned by the wealthiest 10%

There is a viral TikTok video where a social activist in the video claims that 80% of the stocks are owned by the top 10% of earners. → Read More

VERIFY: More than 80% of the stocks in the US are owned by the wealthiest 10%

A viral TikTok video got us to look into the claim. We found the number of stocks owned by a small group is increasing. → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, President Trump can spend his own money on his re-election campaign

We asked the question to the FEC we got a quick response. → Read More

VERIFY: Scientists do not believe the coronavirus is a synthetic virus

Claims that the coronavirus was made in a lab are false. → Read More

VERIFY: Scientists do not believe the coronavirus is a synthetic virus

Claims that the coronavirus was made in a lab are false. → Read More

VERIFY: Your retirement is already taxed, does Joe Biden want to change that?

Our researchers went to the Biden-Harris website and found a section about retirement plans. → Read More

VERIFY: Your retirement is already taxed, does Joe Biden want to change that?

Our researchers went to the Biden-Harris website and found a section about retirement plans. → Read More

VERIFY: Claims that President Trump has not confirmed any Black judges are false

We found a claim online shared several different ways, but the gist of it is that President Trump has confirmed 198 judges across the country. → Read More

VERIFY: Herd immunity is not a strategy to deal with a pandemic. It is a concept

The Verify team is here to figure out what is real and what is not when it comes to Herd immunity. → Read More

VERIFY: No, Joe Biden did not fall asleep during an interview

People have manipulated a Harry Belafonte interview to make it look like presidential candidate Joe Biden fell asleep on live television. → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, more than 500,000 mail-in or absentee ballots were rejected during the 2020 primaries

A claim online said more than 500,000 mail-in and absentee votes were rejected during the primaries because they were late or improperly filled out. → Read More

VERIFY: No, masks do not cause Legionnaires' disease

The viral claim online is false. Legionnaires' disease is caused by stagnant water. → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, Maryland is doing virtual hearings for evictions

On Twitter, we received a message from a Maryland landlord who wanted to know if courts in the state are holding virtual hearings for evictions. → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, a Pennsylvania voter did receive duplicate Mail-In ballots

A post on social media suggest the mistake could lead to voter fraud. But, election officials explain why it will not. → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, texting 'USPS' to 50409 will send letters to elected officials

The Verify team tracked down the people who are getting these text messages, and spoke with Jason Putorti, executive director with Resistbot. → Read More

VERIFY: No, Black Lives Matter did not buy luxury buses in this photo

People are making claims online that BLM spent donations to buy a luxury bus. → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, even during the pandemic, census workers are going door-to-door

The U.S. Census Bureau said workers will social distance and wear face masks when coming to your door. → Read More