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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 the Gateway Pundit: “Stanford study results” show face masks are ineffective and dangerous.

Politifact rating: False (Study not by Stanford and is not true.)

Paper about mask wearing was not from Stanford and makes false claims

Gateway Pundit Rating

Claim by Stossel TV: Sea levels have been rising for 20,000 years

Climate Feedback Rating: Very Low Scientific Credibility

Video promoted by John Stossel for Earth Day relies on incorrect and misleading claims about climate change

Claim via Social Media: Derek Chauvin’s trial and conviction for the murder of George Floyd was faked as part of a “false flag.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (QAnon nonsense)

No, Derek Chauvin’s conviction in George Floyd murder wasn’t fake

Claim by Vice News: “Birth control has a far greater risk of blood clots than any Covid-19 vaccine so far”

Health Feedback rating: Mostly Accurate (Vaccine-related blood clots are 100 to 1,000 times lower than the proportion of people suffering from thrombosis among women taking oral contraceptives.)

Oral contraceptives are a bigger risk factor for blood clot formation than the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines

Vice Media Rating

Claim via Social Media: “Black Lives Matter and antifa set Catholic church on fire in Minneapolis.”

Politifact rating: False (no evidence linking the fire to the unrest)

There’s no evidence a Minneapolis church fire was related to protests

(International: India) Claim: Claim by Social media: Poll Violence In West Bengal’s Cooch Behar

Newsmobile rating: False

Fact Check: Old Video From Manipur Goes Viral As Poll Violence In West Bengal’s Cooch Behar

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