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Would a Value Added Tax (VAT) make it harder for companies to avoid paying taxes?

Andrew Yang claims the following in his platform for the 2020 US Democratic presidential primary race: A VAT makes it impossible for them to benefit from the American people, automation, and ...
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Was Dr. Birx personally responsible for the decision to change the COVID-19 data reporting from the CDC to the HHS?

An opinion piece about Dr. Birx published on CNN says: Unfortunately, in my view, she truly has made a real hash out of the entire effort, with a series of poor decisions -- changing hospital data ...
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Would mail-in voting strain or break the US postal system?

In this interview with Jacqueline Policastro, I read President Trump: No, not trying to suppress it. I want to have the vote. I want to actually have the vote. I want to have the real vote. I don't ...
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Did Saddam Hussein get found guilty of anything other than sentencing four innocents in a case of mistaken identity? [closed]

Four mistakenly killed Hundreds of men, women and children were detained after the failed assassination attempt. More than 140 people were sentenced and executed1 for their alleged involvement in the ...
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Did the Smithsonian publish this infographic about 'whiteness'?

The American Conservative ascribes some claims to Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC): Look at this stunning exhibition from the website of the Smithsonian’...
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Did Maureen Healy, who was shot in the head by Feds in Portland, write the following press release?

There is a "press release" circulating on the internet. It purports to have been written by Maureen Healy, the protestor who received a blow to the head from a projectile in Portland, Oregon....
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Are private contractors being used by Federal Agencies in the response to the ongoing George Floyd protests?

I've been referred to this medium article, which makes a series of claims about the roll of private contractors in providing crowd control services for Federal Agencies. Specifically, I am interested ...
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Are outpatient surgery physicians in Louisiana required to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic?

Recently, I received a Pro-Life mailing regarding the recent June Medical Services, L.L.C. v. Russo Supreme Court case regarding the Louisiana law that required doctors who perform abortions to have ...
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Does limiting the price of pharmaceuticals lower the number of new treatments produced?

A recent article in Forbes arguing against the latest US Government proposals on drug pricing argued the following: Everywhere they've been tried, price controls have reduced biopharmaceutical ...
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Is it a “standard tactic” of law enforcement to “apprehend individuals” in unmarked cars?

There are reports of federal agents in Portland "grabbing and arresting protesters and detaining them in unmarked vehicles." In response, Jann Carson, interim executive director of the ACLU ...
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Is there more police brutality in cities controlled by the Democratic party?

Shaun King posted this claim on Twitter: Democrats, from top to bottom, are running the cities with the worst police brutality in America right now. Is this true? It seems to have been picked up by ...
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Can red state legislature automatically give Trump a second term?

Their are some people online (Greg Palast) saying that if Trump loses the election, he will claim fraud, have the results thrown out and have state legislature use the 12 amendment to give him a ...
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Did some people claim in the 1970s that metric road signs would facilitate a ‘Russian invasion’?

According to Why Hasn't the U.S. Gone Metric?: In the 1970s, some opponents suggested that metric road signs would facilitate a Russian invasion. This ("... some opponents suggested...") ...
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Did Bill Barr attempt to visit Ghislaine Maxwell the day she was arrested?

Bill Barr is the current United States Attorney General. AP reports British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday [July 2] on charges she helped lure at least three girls — one as young ...
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Are Alabama students throwing COVID parties to intentionally get infected?

It was reported recently in several places that students are throwing COVID parties in Alabama, and betting on getting infected first. As far as I can tell ABC News is the original source for this: ...
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Was there a group of 'wealthy anti-Christian abolitionists', who funded John Brown?

Thomas DiLorenzo is a American economics professor who writes about Abraham Lincoln and the US Civil War. In a recent opinion piece for LewRockwell.com, A Disease in the Public Mind, Part II?, ...
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Was U.S. voter turnout at a 20-year low in 2016?

Voter turnout this year dipped to nearly its lowest point in two decades. Voter turnout at 20-year low in 2016 - CNN, November 30, 2016 That would be remarkable. I recalled this CNN article when ...
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Does the US no longer make antibiotics?

On June 25th, 2020 Tucker Carlson claimed during his show: The most powerful nation on earth no longer makes antibiotics. He's obviously referring to the USA. Is the USA no longer manufacturing ...
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Has the US COVID-19 lockdown resulted in more years of life lost than COVID-19 itself?

Published in The Hill on May 25, 2020, an opinion piece by Scott W. Atlas, John R. Birge, Ralph L. Keeney, and Alexander Lipton claims that as of the time of writing, in the United States, COVID-19 ...
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Does Lincoln County, Oregon require only white people to wear masks?

According to the New York Post: Oregon county issues face mask order that exempts non-white people Lincoln County, Oregon, has exempted non-white people from a new order requiring that face coverings ...
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Did Trump salute 600 times at the West Point commencement exercise before using two hands to drink water?

At the Tulsa rally of June 20th, Donald Trump defended his apparent difficulty tilting a glass of water with his right hand by saying his arm was tired from saluting 600 times. “They said you couldn’...
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Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweet that businesses should stay closed until the November elections?

A friend of mine just forwarded me a screenshot of the following May 20, 2020 (now-deleted) tweet purportedly from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose nickname and Twitter handle is AOC. It's vital that ...
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Did Kentucky cut polling locations by 95% due to lack of volunteers?

The Independent has an article titled ‘It’s going to be an angry mob’: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting. The article claims: In a typical election year, ...
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Did protesters block metal detectors at Trump's Tulsa rally?

"Sadly, protesters interfered with supporters, even blocking access to the metal detectors, which prevented people from entering the rally," Tim Murtaugh, the campaign's communications ...
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Have Antifa members used an inverted red triangle as a symbol?

Facebook recently removed an advert for Donald Trump's re-election campaign that prominently featured an image of an inverted red triangle. Nazi Germany used an almost identical symbol to label ...
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Was George Floyd a Masonic Sacrifice or even a Mason?

I am not sure what is the chicken, and what is the egg, but between public gossip and Larry Johnson tweets, there seems to be a movement claiming George Floyd was a Masonic Sacrifice. Notable person ...
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Is Chinese government using Huawei to spy on the USA and the West? [closed]

A while ago Trump said that the Chinese government uses Chinese tech giant Huawei's telecom network and equipment to spy on the USA and the West. Secretary of state Pompeo also said that Chinse made ...
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Does the Violence Interrupters program reduce shootings and homicides in Washington, D.C.?

Violence Interrupters is a program to reduce gang-related retaliations. They have a presence in Washington D.C.. I found a local news article that claims: Community members in the Benning Terrace ...
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Did Ilhan Omar oppose a resolution against antisemitism?

Ted Cruz recently tweeted at Ilhan Omar: Why again did you oppose the House resolution against antisemitism? I could find a number of news reports about Res.183, which condemned antisemitism and ...
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Were 70 COVID-19 testing sites destroyed during the George Floyd protests?

Dr. Deborah Birx, President Trump’s coronavirus response coordinator, warned the nation’s governors on a conference call that 70 coronavirus testing sites had been destroyed amid widespread protests ...
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Are these pictures of Osama Bin Laden with Obama, Rice and Hillary Clinton authentic?

I saw a post on Facebook with these pictures: They apparently show Osama Bin Laden with Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Are these authentic pictures of actual meetings?
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Is this metric system video, apparently taken from Fox news, a deep fake?

This video apparently shows Fox News saying the metric system is bad and giving arguments on why the current US customary system is better. I do not come from the USA and have never watched Fox News, ...
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Did Martin Gugino, 75, who was injured at the Buffalo, NY protest, provoke the police?

Today on Twitter, Trump has made a claim that a 75-year old man previously filmed being pushed and falling to the pavement by police might be an ANTIFA provocateur. Buffalo protester shoved by ...
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Was the prosecutor in the first Epstein trial told that Epstein is an intelligence asset?

Conservapedia writes: Epstein was a frequent visitor to the Clinton White House.[5] After leaving the White House, Bill Clinton flew more than two dozen times on Epstein's private jet, where ...
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Can 1 in 1,000 black men expect to be killed over the course of their lifetime by the police?

In Last Week Tonight of June 8th, 2020, John Oliver mentions that 1 in 1,000 black men can expect to be killed by the police. At 5:05 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf4cea5oObY I have tracked the ...
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Did the US Park Police have a definition of tear gas that excluded OC prior to the clearing of Lafayette Square?

US Park Police have disputed reports claiming “tear gas” was used on peaceful protestors in Lafayette Square on the basis that they used “oleoresins capsicum” (OC), rather than 2-...
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Are one-third of Americans 'killed by strangers' killed by police?

According to Granta - Violence in Blue, One-third of all Americans killed by strangers are killed by police. Is this true?
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Did Trump order tear gas to be used on protesters to clear a pathway to a church for a photoshot?

There are dozens of articles out there like this one which states that Trump ordered the use of tear gas to disperse peaceful protesters so he could do a photoshoot. However I recently read that ...
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Is there currently riots/looting *ONLY* in Democrat cities in the USA?

trumptweet : So pathetic to watch the Fake News Lamestream Media playing down the gravity and depravity of the Radical Left, looters and thugs, ripping up our Liberal Democrat run (only) cities. It ...
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Is voting by mail subject to substantial fraud in the US?

Donald Trump has been fulminating about Twitter fact-checking this claim: There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed,...
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Are “bait bricks” real?

I've seen this image shared on social media, original source unknown. Is there clear evidence that piles of bricks have been placed in the path of protestors far away from any construction site in ...
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Was this photo taken on Friday 29th of May 2020, when the President was moved to a White House bunker [closed]

This tweet (with over 8,000 shares) was posted recently, implying that the photo of the White House, was taken when the President was evacuated to a bunker. Lights out at #WhiteHouse is a ...
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Did white supremacists “mix-in” with groups protesting George Floyd's death?

Donald Trump, citing Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade, made a claim in the following tweet “I don’t see any indication that there were any white supremest groups mixing in. This is an ANTIFA ...
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Did state actors set fire to buildings during the George Floyd riots? [closed]

A Minnesota protestor made the following claim: "Media, you need to cover the undercover cops who have been breaking these windows and breaking into businesses. We have evidence of buildings that ...
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Did Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell backtrack on raising interest rates from 2.5% to 3.25% in Jan 2 2019?

In this May 22 2020 article, NYU Stern Prof. Nouriel Roubini (BA Bocconi University 1982, PhD Harvard 1988) proclaimed: In other words, you’re saying that because of structural weaknesses in the ...
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Did the US Federal government take 3 months from the warning its BARDA chief to require more production of N95 masks?

This exchange from a Congressional hearing was mentioned on Twitter and cited by some news Q: "It took 3 months from your initial warnings...for the federal government to...require the ...
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Did the CDC refuse to identify America’s COVID-19 “Patient Zero”?

In an April 10 article, the alternative media outlet, UNZ Review [claimed]: Every public health official on earth knows this yet, despite its WHO obligations, the CDC refuses to identify America’...
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Did the Trump administration propose new cuts to the health budget in February 2020?

As quoted in an interview: Chomsky described the Trump administration’s approach to the problem as “surreal.” “So in February, the pandemic is already raging. Everyone outside the United States ...
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Are/were US broadband internet service providers making 90%+ profit margins?

A 2012 blog article from Stop The Cap quotes the Wall Street Journal (without a link) as saying: Cable executives and analysts say that about 90% of the money cable operators charge for broadband ...
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Has the US unemployment rate reached 24.9%?

Before this seven-week stretch of 33.5 million initial jobless claims, there were already 7.1 million unemployed Americans as of March 13. When those figures are combined, it equals more than 40 ...

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