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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/16/2021

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 by Kevin McCarthy (R): “I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (McCarthy objected to certifying election results from two states that Biden won.)

Ignoring claims from his own party, Kevin McCarthy says no one questions Biden’s election

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Census data “called into question the official vote tally from the 2020 election”

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Census voting data isn’t proof of fraud in 2020 election

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “If you die within 20 days of testing positive for [COVID-19][…], you’ll be counted as a COVID death.” Vaccines are systematically dismissed as a possible cause of death.

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Deaths are attributed to COVID-19 according to clinical symptoms and diagnostic; deaths occurring following vaccination are systematically reported and investigated

FALSE Claim via Social Media: CDC Will Only Count Unvaccinated COVID-19 Cases

Lead Stories rating: False (All Cases)

Fact Check: CDC Will NOT Count Only Unvaccinated COVID-19 Cases

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Ted Cruz (R): The voting rights bill “would register millions of illegal aliens to vote. It is intended to do that.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

Ted Cruz repeats false claim that voting bill ‘would register millions of illegal aliens to vote’

FALSE (International: Philippines) Six senators will be sued with treason for defunding the National Task Force to End Local Communist Insurgency (NTF-ELCAC).

Rappler rating: False

FALSE: 6 senators to be sued for treason for defunding NTF-ELCAC

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