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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/15/2021

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

TRUE Claim: Ohio is giving away $1 million to five residents who have received their COVID-19 vaccination in a “Vax-a-Million” lottery.

Snopes rating: True

Is Ohio’s $1M COVID-19 Vaccine Lottery Real?

FALSE Claim by Tucker Carlson: “3,362 people apparently died after getting the COVID-19 vaccine”; “more people, according to VAERS, have died after getting the [COVID-19] shot […] than from all the other vaccines”

Health Feedback rating: Flawed Reasoning

Misinterpretation of VAERS database leads Tucker Carlson to wrongly suggests that COVID-19 vaccines are linked to higher mortality on Fox News

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): For vaccine rates among Americans 65 and older, “there’s virtually no difference between white, Black, Hispanic, Asian American.”

Politifact rating: False (No solid evidence to back the claim. States that track see disparities.)

Biden boasts about equitable senior Covid-19 vaccination rate by race without data to back it up

TRUE Claim by Lindsay James (D): “There are more job openings than there are people on unemployment” in Iowa.

Politifact rating: True

Low unemployment in Iowa after the pandemic

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Is Related To Whether States Are Red Or Blue

Lead Stories rating: False (Irrelevant)

Fact Check: Scope Of Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Is NOT Related To Whether States Are Red Or Blue

FALSE (International: Israel) Photographer started crying while capturing images of Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

The Quint rating: False

2019 Pic of Crying Photographer Linked to Al-Aqsa Mosque Clashes

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