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 Joe Biden (D): After the American Rescue Plan’s food and nutrition assistance, “hunger is already sharply down in the United States.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (on paper it is true, but there are other factors such as employment)
|FALSE||Claim by New York Post: “COVID lockdowns don’t appear to have saved lives”; “ample scientific evidence points to the fact that lockdowns did not save lives”
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Lockdowns created social distancing reducing transmission and saved lives)
|Claim by Ron Johnson (R): With federal stimulus money for schools, “no distinctions are being made between Wisconsin schools that remain closed to in-person learning, and those that have been re-opened for months.”
Politifact rating: Mostly False (the money will be allocated to districts based on an existing formula centered on the number of low-income students)
|TRUE||Claim: On May 6, 2021, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Twitter account shared a 90th birthday tribute to baseball player Willie Mays but included a picture of Willie McCovey, another Black athlete.
Snopes.com rating: True
|Claim by From the Desk of Donald Trump: There were vote “dumps” for President Joe Biden in both Michigan and Wisconsin.
The Dispatch rating: False (repeatedly debunked)
|FALSE||(International: India) Hindus retaliating in Bengal following the post-poll violence
Newsmobile rating: False
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