Claim: President Biden was too slow to act in response to the Chinese balloon, allowing it to complete its mission before shooting it down.
Did the Biden Administration Choose to Free Brittney Griner from Russian Custody over Paul Whelan?
Claim: The Biden Administration negotiated to free Brittney Griner from Russian custody over former Marine Paul Whelan in exchange for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. While both should be brought home, Russian officials were not open to releasing Whelan during these negotiations.
Was Viet Fact Check Featured in a Report About Disinformation?
This claim is TRUE!
Viet Fact Check was approached by the Asian American Disinformation Table to co-author a study about the rise of disinformation in the Asian American community and what can be done about it.
Letter From the Editor: Was Viet Fact Check Mentioned on “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”?
This claim is TRUE!
Over the summer, Viet Fact Check received an email from a producer for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” a news show on HBO with 4 million viewers per episode. They wanted to devote a whole show to misinformation in non-English communities. Would we tell them about what we have noticed about this trend in the Vietnamese community?
We told them what we knew.
Explainer: How Facebook Spreads Misinformation
Billions of people around the world use social media services like Facebook to stay in touch with friends and family. Yet on July 20, 2021, President Joe Biden blamed the hesitancy around the COVID-19 vaccine on Facebook, saying that Facebook was allowing misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine to spread on its platform.
Biden’s statements about Facebook becoming a hub of COVID-19 misinformation is TRUE. Facebook has even admitted that misinformation is common on its platform.
VietFactCheck’s Recommendations for Vietnamese-American News Sources
To advance our mission of empowering Vietnamese Americans to combat the onslaught of misinformation, Viet Fact Check would like to highlight and share the work of others in our community who care about the truth. Despite popular belief, there are many people in the Vietnamese American news industry who provide reliable news, fact-check misinformation,and do not promote conspiracy theories. VietFactCheck has identified a number of trustworthy Vietnamese-language new sources. Read more about our recommendations here.