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Politics Apr 21Virus misinformation flourishes in online protest groups
A wave of Facebook groups launched by pro-gun advocacy groups and conservative activists has mobilized people to protest stay-at-home orders in states around the country. There's little basis in reality for many of the claims on the sites.
Politics Apr 03Trump administration tries to narrow stockpile’s role for states
Already facing growing anger and worry from governors over federal assistance to fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Trump administration on Friday abruptly changed its description of the Strategic National Stockpile and put forward a narrower vision of the role the…
Politics Mar 05Facebook drops Trump ads after Pelosi cites census confusion
The decision came Thursday, hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Facebook for the ads, saying people would confuse the survey with the once-a-decade head count.
Politics Feb 14Facebook to allow paid political messages that it says aren’t ads
Its policy change comes days after presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg exploited a loophole to run such humorous messages promoting his campaign on the accounts of popular Instagram personalities followed by millions of younger people.
Politics Jan 31Online political ads remain cheap, efficient and ripe for misuse
Online political ads are still vulnerable to manipulation in this year's U.S. election. That's according to experts who warn that foreign governments and domestic grifters could try to influence the election again this year, just as they did in 2016.
Politics Jan 12As trial nears, Trump keeps discredited Ukraine theory alive
The theory took root in vague form well before Donald Trump laid claim to the White House in 2016. The candidate’s close confidant tweeted about it. His campaign chairman apparently spoke about it with people close to him. What if,…
Politics Sep 18Trump promotes false video of Rep. Omar
President Donald Trump on Wednesday used Twitter to share an edited video made by a conservative comedian that falsely accused Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of dancing and partying last week on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Politics Jul 28AP fact check: 2020 Democrats and their grasp of the facts
The candidates will be pressed on the economy, health care, immigration and much more in their second round of debates, this week in Detroit.
Politics Jul 20AP Fact Check: Trump and Dems on an incendiary week
President Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America.
Politics Jul 17AP fact check: Trump assails and misquotes Omar at rally
President Donald Trump at a rally on Wednesday misrepresented words from Rep. Ilhan Omar to make her sound like an al-Qaida sympathizer and exaggerated the performance of the economy under his watch.