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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/26/2021

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 via Social Media: “Mountains of data” show drug ivermectin “basically obliterates” COVID-19 transmission.

Politifact rating: False (limited evidence and not approved by the FDA for Covid)

Fact-checking claim about the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19

Claim by Roger Stone: Asks if a deep state drone strike was meant for him.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not a drone strike. Explosion from a petroleum tank)

Fact Check: Deep State Drone Did NOT Destroy A Building Near Roger Stone’s Headquarters

Claim by Missouri House Democrats Caucus: “An average of nearly 5,000 Missourians were contracting COVID every day in November.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Average for the month was 3,879 new cases a day. Reached 5000 on only 2 days)

Democrats exaggerated Missouri’s November COVID-19 caseload

Claim by New York Post and Louder with Crowder: U.S. President Joe Biden said that Fourth of July celebrations could be canceled in 2021 if Americans did not do what they were told.

Snopes Rating: False (out of context and the President can’t cancel your gatherings)

Did Biden Say He’ll Cancel Fourth of July If Americans Don’t Do What They’re Told?

New York Post Rating , Louder With Crowder Rating

Claim by Real Raw News: Joe Biden was not denied entry into the Pentagon.

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact Check-Joe Biden was not denied entry to the Pentagon

(International: Sweden) Claim: Claim via Social Media: Images of Greta Thunberg’s weight gain.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (doctored images)

Photos of Greta Thunberg’s ‘weight gain’ are fake

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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