Daniel Funke - PolitiFact staff writer

PolitiFact staff writer

Daniel Funke is a PolitiFact staff writer covering online misinformation for PolitiFact. He previously reported for Poynter as a fact-checking reporter and a Google News Lab Fellow, and has worked for the Los Angeles Times, USA Today and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. When he’s not chasing down online hoaxes, the University of Georgia graduate can be found cycling to your local brewery.

  1. In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump, left, and then-acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney walk along the colonnade of the White House in Washington.
  2. Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington.
  3. In this July 31 photo, Romelia Navarro, 64, weeps while hugging her husband, Antonio, in his final moments in a COVID-19 unit at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 300,000 Monday.
  4. Supporters of President Donald Trump attend a pro-Trump march Nov. 14 in Washington.
  5. President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  6. A poll worker talks to a voter before they vote on a paper ballot on Election Day in Atlanta on Tuesday.
  7. Tony Bobulinski, who says he is a former associate of Hunter Biden, talks with reporters before the presidential debate Oct. 22 in Nashville.
  8. U.S. President Donald Trump walks to the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Oct. 2.
  9. A firefighter puts out a hot spot along Highway 38 northwest of Forrest Falls, Calif., as the El Dorado Fire continues to burn Thursday afternoon. The fire started by a device at a gender reveal party on Saturday.
  10. Suzanne Carter addresses a protest against child trafficking in Munn Park of downtown Lakeland on Aug. 22, 2020. Carter, who goes by the moniker Suzy Q, is a follower of QAnon, a conspiracy theory promulgated on the Internet based in unfounded and unprovable claims about a secret network of child sex traffickers run by public figures.
  11. Commuters walk on Wall Street on Monday in New York.
  12. Trump supporters displaying QAnon posters appeared at President Donald J. Trump's Make America Great Again rally on, July 31, 2018 at the Florida State Fair Grounds in Tampa.
  13. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, speaks as she stands next to Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Monday.
  14. During a July 27, 2020, press conference, members of a group called America’s Frontline Doctors floated several unproven conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic. (Screenshot from Facebook)
  15. People wearing masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19 are reflected next to a sign requiring face coverings at a business in San Antonio, on June 24 in San Antonio.
  16. Large letters spelling out "Black Lives Matter" remain on Hollywood Blvd. a day after a large protest march there, June 15 in Los Angeles.
  17. Lunch customers dine outside of Parkshore Grill in St. Petersburg on May 4.
  18. "Plandemic" is a video that makes unfounded assertions about the coronavirus.
  19. A woman wears a protective mask while waiting for a flyover of aircraft from nearby Whiteman Air Force base on April 28 at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo. The flyover included one B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and four T-38 Talons and flew over several metro hospitals as a tribute to healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.
  20. People walk on the beach during the coronavirus pandemic Friday on Jacksonville Beach.
  21. A worker at the Mathis Brothers mattress factory sews face masks Wednesday in Oklahoma City.
  22. In this Feb. 9 photo, Tom Hanks, left, and Rita Wilson arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
  23. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt. speaks at a campaign event in El Paso, Texas, on Feb. 22, 2020.