PolitiFact Notes Erroneous Claims made for Ebola Last Year

December 16, 2014 11:38 AM

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The panicked reply to Ebola has been named by PolitiFact as the 2014 Lie of the Year. About 16 erroneous claims that were made for Ebola last year have been noted by the website, which fact-checks the statements of public figures.

Those involves Fox News analyst George Will's false assertion that Ebola could spread through a sneeze or cough, Senator Rand Paul's explanation of the disease as 'incredibly contagious,' 'very transmissible' and 'easy to catch' and it also included Congressman Phil Gingrey's warning that migrants c...

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