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|Claim by Val Demings (D): Sen. Marco Rubio has “one of the worst attendance records in the Senate.”
Politifact rating: Mostly True (The ad said Rubio has one of the worst attendance records in the Senate. Overall, Rubio has missed 9.2% of 3,744 roll call votes since 2011 — well above the average of 2.3% among members of the Senate.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Tylenol use during pregnancy is linked to autism.
Lead Stories rating: False (no evidence to date)
Fact Check: NO Evidence Tylenol Use During Pregnancy Is Linked To Autism
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: President Joe Biden mistakenly read the cues off the teleprompter when he said “end of quote” and “repeat the line.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (It was intentional)
Social Media Posts Misleadingly Edit and Misrepresent Biden Remarks from Teleprompter
|Claim via Social Media: A woman experienced a fentanyl overdose after touching a folded dollar bill she found at a west Nashville McDonald’s.
Lead Stories rating: False (There’s no evidence of that: The dollar bill was never tested for narcotics and the woman was never treated for a fentanyl overdose at the hospital she was taken to.
Fact Check: NO Evidence Woman Experienced Fentanyl Overdose After Touching Folded Dollar Bill She Found At Tennessee McDonald’s
|Claim via Social Media: Claims the James Webb Space Telescope is “fakery they got for the masses”
Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (I suppose it was just a matter of time for this type of crackpot claim was made.)
The James Webb Space Telescope and the images it has taken are real
|FALSE||(International: China): Claim by Chinese Communist Youth League: “It’s been exposed that the United States has been collecting cholera pathogens in Ukraine.”
POLYGRAPH.info rating: False
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