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Trick or Tweet or Both? How Social Media is Messing Up Politics

The title of this post is identical to the title of an article in the Technology section of the July 16-22, 2016 issue of the New Scientist.  450 more words

Transactive Memory

Trump's Dubious Drought Claims

By Vanessa Schipani

This post originally appeared on June 9, 2016 on FactCheck.org. The original post can be found here. Peter Moyle, Associate Director at the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, and Jeffrey Mount, Senior Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California and founding director of CWS, dispel some myths in Trump’s Fresno rally speech. 2,197 more words

CNN’s Jake Tapper Just Fact-Checked Hillary Clinton’s Email Claims — Here’s the REAL Truth…

This is from Independent Journal.

Holy smoke Jake Tapper is beginning to sound like a real journalist.

From the moment the story broke that Hillary Clinton used a personal email account and private server while Secretary of State, she has steadfastly claimed that she did nothing wrong and was permitted to do. 255 more words

Claims about the water in Flint, MI get SCICHECKED! #science

Scicheck finds many false claims about the water in Flint Michigan. Check the article – highlights below:

A Michigan health official told Congress that his department’s “initial analysis” showed blood lead levels in Flint children in the summer of 2014 were “within range of years before.” That’s false.

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@LamarSmithTX21 wrong on climate change... AGAIN. #tired @HouseScience @factcheckdotorg

Representative Lamar Smith heads the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology –  and is essentially as anti-science as you can get when it comes to climate change ( 299 more words