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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 Janet Bewley (D): Says Republican lawmakers delayed COVID-19 testing

Politifact rating: Mostly False (they didn’t pass a bill for 300 days, but delays in testing were due to limited supplies and not Republican inaction.)

Wisconsin lawmaker overreaches on claim that Republicans delayed COVID testing

Claim via Social Media: Autism has increased by 30,000% in 50 years, is linked to vaccines

USA Today rating: False (how many times does this need to be debunked)

Fact check: Autism diagnosis changes over years account for high rate

Claim by Greg Abbott (R): Texas “could be very close to herd immunity.”

Politifact rating: False (not close, Herd Immunity requires 60% to 80% of the population to be vaccinated or have acquired immunity. Texas is at 30%)

Calculating herd immunity is more than ‘simple math’

Claim by CNN: “A third of Antarctic ice shelf risks collapse as our planet warms”

Climate Feedback rating: Accurate (the article does not specify the time frame therefore we rate Mostly True)

A third of Antarctic ice shelf risks collapse at 4°C above pre-industrial levels, as accurately described in CNN article

Claim by Tucker Carlson: Tucker Carlson says he can’t get answers to questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

Lead Stories rating: False (Easily Found at the CDC)

Fact Check: Answers To Tucker Carlson’s Questions About COVID-19 Are Abundant And NOT Being Withheld

(International: India) Claim: Clip shows Nepali MP criticizing PM Narendra Modi

BOOM Live rating: False

Himachal Pradesh MLA’s Speech Peddled As Nepali MP Criticising PM Modi

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