On 29/09/2020 at the 1st presidential debate in Cleveland, Joe Biden wore a wire that was enabling him to be told what to say by off stage advisors.

Snopes Rating – False

Full Fact Rating – None

Fact Check .org – False

Our Rating – False


There was a low quality video doing the rounds showing a line appearing above Joe Biden’s shirt and below his jacket when it was moved. This was suggested to be that of an electronic wire, which was connected to some device hidden under his jacket.

However when the higher quality video of the same moment is seen it is clear that this “wire” line is nothing more than a crease in his shirt.


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