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|FALSE||Claim by Scott Walker (R): “Let’s be clear: ‘drag shows’ are strip shows.”
PolitiFact rating: False (Drag shows entail exaggerated costumes and makeup, in which the performers dance and often lip-sync to music. Drag shows do not typically include the removal of clothing.)
|Claim via Social media: Harvard is teaching medical students to treat transgender infants.
USA Today rating: False (Harvard Medical School said its course does not talk about gender identity or sexual orientation regarding infants. Instead, it teaches students about variations in sex development among infants.)
|TRUE||Claim by Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R): Did Joe Biden say the pandemic was over in summer 2022?
Newsweek rating: True (On Septermber 28, 2022, Biden said “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lotta work on it. It’s—but the pandemic is over.”
|TRUE||Claim by Gavin Newsom (D): “The USA has a gun homicide rate 26 times higher than our peers.”
Politifact rating: True (The U.S. gun homicide rate is 26 times higher compared with 27 high-income countries, a data analysis from a gun advocacy group found.)
|Claim via Social media: Lauren Boebert has a net worth of over $12 million.
USA Today rating: False (The congresswoman’s net worth is not $12 million. Boebert’s financial disclosures also show assets of 100K.)
|FALSE||(International: Greece): A volcano in Greece released more CO2 than all of humanity combined.
USA Today rating: False (Humans produce 100 times more than volcanos.)
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