PolitiFact California Contributor
Steven Rascón is a contributor for CapRadio and PolitiFact California. Rascón is a production assistant for the national public radio show Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. He's written for online, magazines, and radio. He was a Vote-beat reporter for CalMatters covering election misinformation throughout the golden state. His previous storytelling on the LGBTQ and Latinx community has aired on KCRW, KALX, and KQED. He's pursuing a Master's degree at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of the Arts.
Can You Handle The Truth?: False Information On COVID-19 Vaccines Spreads As Cases Rise Across United States
July 15, 2021
One popular Instagram post cherry-picked data from a scientific study to falsely claim COVID-19 vaccines lead to high rates of miscarriages. Early results have not found an increased risk of miscarriage tied to the vaccine.
July 8, 2021
Misleading posts on Facebook and Twitter say minors in San Francisco are consenting to COVID-19 vaccines without their parent’s permission.
Demonstrators In Orange County Are Wrong: Children Are Not At Risk Of Lung Diseases From Wearing Face Masks
May 20, 2021
Anti-mask flier from Facebook group related to an event in Orange County on Monday claims wearing face masks may cause pulmonary fibrosis and other health risks in children.
May 10, 2021
A Facebook post on April 25 claims Caitlyn Jenner “literally killed someone 6 years ago in the streets and was released by a District Attorney.”