Social Security needs our help now

The Social Security Administration, the federal agency serving the largest number of Americans, is facing its worst crisis in decades, due to underfunding and under-staffing.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: Target isn’t selling “tuck-friendly” swimsuits for children, contrary to widespread claims. A popular video at a Florida middle school shows books being removed as part of a routine process amid a library renovation project, not banned materials. Immigrants who cross the border illegally are given phones that use an app to monitor them but the devices can’t be used to browse the internet, make unauthorized calls, or access other apps. NASA didn’t publish a study about snake plants providing enough oxygen for human survival in a room without airflow.