As Twitchy reported, PolitiFact stepped up and fact-checked liberal Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor after she spread some glaring falsehoods about COVID, such as there being 100,000 children in serious condition with the coronavirus, with many on ventilators. We were hoping some fact-checkers were going to intervene during Insurrection Week to set people straight on just how many police officers had been killed on January 6 protecting the Capitol, but we haven’t seen any.
Instead, the Associated Press and others were concerned about a screenshot being passed around purportedly showing an email from a boss telling his employees to wear masks on a Zoom call. Twitter even made it a trending topic:
Here’s the AP:
Social media users are sharing a screenshot purporting to show an email from a boss instructing workers to wear a mask on Zoom meetings. But the image was from a TikTok account labeled as "satire." https://t.co/aNGw9QzOaZ
— AP Fact Check (@APFactCheck) January 7, 2022
Time well spent by all
— Uncle Beau 🐗⚜️ (@beauhunter17) January 8, 2022
What would I do without you associated press fact check
— jackie / encanto is a very good movie (@cartoonenjoyer) January 8, 2022
Damn, thank you guys for your service. You’re really doing the lords work.
— matt james (@jattmamesphd) January 8, 2022
Lol how is this news
— Bianca (@biancabites) January 8, 2022
Sorry to burst the AP bubble but requesting masks on Zoom calls actually happens. They think they are "setting an example". Just like Biden wearing a mask with Jill alone on a beach.
— Geldner *️⃣ (@Geldner) January 8, 2022
🙄 Being asked to wear a mask for a Zoom meeting is real idiocy; I’ve experienced it.
— ScienceYouCant?IsPropaganda (@ktx5335) January 8, 2022
— 🌹Merry Socialist🌹 (@Socialistesque) January 8, 2022
— 𝒥𝑜𝑒 𝐹𝓇𝑒𝒾𝓉𝒶𝑔 🌻 (@JoeFreitag) January 8, 2022
… and Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources.
— TJH Tweets (@TJH_tweets) January 8, 2022
— AltarOfEgo 🗝 (@unidentifiedta1) January 8, 2022
“Also, wear your mask, even if you are home, to participate in a virtual meeting that involves being seen — such as on Zoom or another video-conferencing platform — by non-DNR staff,” Preston Cole said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Set the safety example which shows you as a DNR public service employee care about the safety and health of others.”
Wow these fact checkers – who are they?
— de_stijl Synth/Bass (@IbbyPoly) January 8, 2022
Sweet gig, right?
— Dang ol' Rangz (@internal_issues) January 8, 2022
Really earning those checks
— Arcas 🍊 (@ArcasDream) January 8, 2022
This is what the AP news is spending its time and money on.
— quitebrazen.eth (@QuiteBrazen) January 8, 2022
And you're so threatened you have to "fact check" it?
— @ChrisMRyan on GETTR (@FordPre08385980) January 8, 2022
Thank god for these tools, what we would do without you.
— Dr. Craig Mowry (@craigmowryy) January 8, 2022
you earned your paycheck today that’s for sure 👍🏼
— SCBS146 (@scbs146) January 8, 2022
People misunderstood a joke. Is this really top news? Maybe you guys are missing the joke too?
— 🈁 Vegan (@whileURhere) January 8, 2022
🖕 fact checkers
— Jake – Bitcoin is 👑 (@jake_pauk) January 8, 2022
Keep fact checking the important stuff like this. You’re not a complete joke at all.
— Demand can be a force majeure (@filthyanalyst) January 8, 2022
Nobody has a sense of humor anymore.
Is that caused by over-use of masks?
— TypsyGypsyDance (@TypsyGypsyDance) January 8, 2022
What’s important is that people still laughed.
It was funny, move on.
— Bad Kitty For Congress 😼🌹 (@pepesgrandma) January 8, 2022
Always look at what the fact-checkers choose to “debunk” and what they let slide.
The Washington Post ‘adjusts’ a fact-check of Sen. Tom Cotton from last year https://t.co/u719jVs4LM
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 7, 2022
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