Trust Index: Fact-checking Florida surgeon general’s guidance recommending against mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for men ages 18-39
News4JAX ran a statement from Florida’s surgeon general through the Trust Index after Twitter flagged the state Department of Health’s new anti-vaccine guidance as misinformation.
Trust Index: Is City Council candidate Tracye Polson ‘for defunding the police?’
The News4JAX Trust Index team is fact checking a commercial that’s been all over Jacksonville airwaves, including Channel 4. It’s a political ad created for City Council candidate Republican Nick Howland, attacking his opponent, Democrat Tracye Polson.
Trust Index: Border Patrol agents on horseback did not use whips when confronting migrants
News4Jax is running a viral social media claim through the Trust Index about U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents allegedly whipping Haitian migrants along the Rio Grande as they tried to get into the United States. The dramatic scene has drawn widespread condemnation from the White House, politicians and the public.
Trust Index: US military did not leave American service dogs in Afghanistan
A photo has gone viral across the world, and the claim is that the picture shows American military working dogs left behind at the airport in Kabul as the United States pulled out of the 20-year war in Afghanistan. But the I-TEAM found that narrative doesn’t add up when we put it through the News4Jax Trust Index.
Trust Index: President Biden is NOT proposing limits on red meat consumption
The News4Jax Trust Index Team is fact-checking an allegation circulating on TV and social media that accuses President Joe Biden of forcing Americans to reduce their red meat consumption as part of his plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions.
Fact-checking claims made by DeSantis' COVID response experts
A year after the COVID-19 outbreak temporarily shuttered much of the economy and plunged the nation into debates over masks and lockdowns, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis convened a hand-picked panel of health experts at his state Capitol on Thursday to help validate the actions he took against the pandemic.
DeSantis says ‘lockdowns don’t work.’ Does that hold up in the Trust Index?
Gov. Ron DeSantis made some claims during a news conference Friday morning in West Palm Beach. He continues to say Florida is handling the pandemic way better than Democratic-run states like New York, California and Illinois.
Trust Index: Are ‘illegal’ votes being counted?
As election officials in states across the country continue releasing vote totals for the presidential election, some claim that ballots counted after Election Day must be illegal. It’s no wonder so many people feel that way because President Donald Trump also makes that claim.
What did they say? Fact-checking the final presidential debate
During tonight’s live coverage of the final presidential debate of the 2020 election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, we can’t make them stick to the facts, but we’ll do our best to let you know when they get something wrong and help you get you the correct information.