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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/10/2021

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

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Says Chelsea Clinton tweeted, “If Jesus were alive today he’d be working at Planned Parenthood.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

No, Chelsea Clinton didn’t tweet that Jesus would be working at Planned Parenthood

FALSE Claim via viral rumor: Claims a Congressional bill providing $25,000 in support to first-time homebuyers has passed.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Congress Pass A Bill Giving First-Time Homebuyers $25,000 In Down Payment Assistance?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “First time in 70 years the National Day Of Prayer was not observed in our nation’s capital!”

Politifact rating: False (President Joe Biden issued the typical proclamation designating the day and participated in a virtual prayer event.)

Fact-checking posts about the 2021 National Day of Prayer

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “We found no COVID-19 in any of the 1,500 [COVID-19-positive] samples” but influenza A and B; “what we’re dealing with is just another flu strain like every year. COVID 19 does not exist and is fictitious”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Completely fictitious) 

Scientific evidence demonstrates that COVID-19 and the virus that causes it exist and are different from the flu

TRUE Claim by Jeff Jackson (D): Says he was “one of the 2 (state Senators) who voted against” North Carolina’s body camera law.

Politifact rating: True

US Senate candidate right about North Carolina body cam vote

FALSE (International: India) Claim by Social media users: PM Modi announced lockdown across the country from May 3 to May 20

Alt News rating: False

No, PM Modi has not announced nationwide lockdown from May 3 to May 20

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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