TRUST INDEX: Are federal dollars funding clean crack pipes for people with addiction?
While some safe smoke kits do include drug pipes as a way to reduce harm, HHS issued a statement this week saying “no federal funding will be used directly or through subsequent reimbursement of grantees to put pipes in safe smoking kits.”
Data: Apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border could reach 20-year high
As the fiscal year comes to a close at the end of September, Border Patrol agents are on track to encounter more migrants than they have in the last 20 years, according to the latest numbers provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Donald Trump claims US left $85 billion of military equipment behind. Officials say those figures are inflated
As the U.S. completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, many social media users had viral posts claiming the Taliban’s arsenal was worth as much as $85 billion, suggesting they had taken over U.S. military equipment.
TRUST INDEX: Web article falsely claims ‘third wave’ of COVID-19 will be dominated by vaccinated people
The article claims that the next big wave of COVID-19 infections is already hitting some parts of the U.S. As part of our Trust Index initiative, KSAT spoke with San Antonio doctors who explained why the report is inaccurate.
TRUST INDEX: A pair of popular memes make unfounded claims about border situation
With an increase in media coverage and attention to the rise in migrant crossings into the United States, the use of social media and memes has also increased, many of which, mischaracterize what’s happening on the border.
Data: How the latest spike in migrants at U.S.-Mexico border compares to past years
The influx in migrants is nothing new: it’s a cyclical trend that has fluctuated over the last two decades and is often less tied to the president’s policies and fueled more by seasonal trends and the increasingly difficult and dangerous realities that people are trying to escape.