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Turning Point USA’s ‘Truth About Social Security’ Meme

On May 1 2019, the Facebook page for youth conservative outreach organization Turning Point USA shared a meme (archived here) purporting to detail “the truth” about several changes made to Social Security over the years: An appended status update read “Unbelievable… #BigGovSucks,” and the meme claimed: THE TRUTH ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY LIBERALS MOVED SOCIAL SECURITY …

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Are FDR and LBJ Era ‘Say No to Socialism’ Buttons Authentic?

On February 21 2019, economist and former United States Secretary of Labor Robert Reich published a tweet alongside what appeared to be an image of two political buttons from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s and Lyndon B. Johnson’s campaigns: Although Reich made no specific reference to the “say ‘no’ to socialism” buttons shown, he wrote: For over …

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The ‘All Democrats Voted Against a Social Security Raise’ Meme

Weeks before the 2018 United States’ midterm elections, propaganda from across the political spectrum flew thick and fast. Some of it contained grains of truth, while other stories were completely made up, such as a particularly lazy cut-and-paste meme that appeared in mid-October: The meme asks rhetorically, without citation or supporting evidence: Were any of you aware …

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