Each day Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers that are either a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) or have been verified as credible by MBFC. Further, we review each fact check for accuracy before publishing. (D. Van Zandt)
Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other
|Claim by RedState.org: Facebook tried to “shut down” the campaign to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Politifact rating: False
|Claim by the Gateway Pundit: The “American Journal of Medicine admit their stand on [hydroxychloroquine] was wrong”; it “published evidence that hydroxychloroquine is effective for preventing COVID-19″
Health Feedback rating: InaccurateThe American Journal of Medicine didn’t recommend hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19; scientific evidence doesn’t show hydroxychloroquine is effective against COVID-19
|Claim by Dr. Simone Gold: “If you take the [COVID-19] vaccine. … It means you’ve enrolled yourself in a medical trial.”
FactCheck.org rating: False
|Claim via Social Media: 830,000 barrels of oil will need to be carried by trucks or trains daily without the Keystone XL pipeline expansion
Lead Stories rating: False
|Claim by Jim Justice (R): “We’re now at 108.1% of the vaccines received that we’ve put in arms, meaning that we’ve got more vaccines out of the vials and absolutely not throwing a single one away.”
PolitiFact rating: True
|(International: United Kingdom) Claim: Daily Mail: Two Pfizer doses are 99.96% effective.
Full Fact rating: The Pfizer vaccine has an efficacy rate of over 90%. The 99.96% figure is not an efficacy rate but the proportion of people vaccinated in Israel who did not later test positive for the virus.
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