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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/19/2021

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

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “When you can’t find gas, remember who executively ordered the Keystone Pipeline to close.”

Politifact rating: False (Not related)

No, the East Coast gas shortage isn’t related to the Keystone Pipeline or Biden’s order

FALSE Claim by Breaking 911: About 40 to 50% of CDC, FDA employees are refusing the COVID-19 vaccine according to Fauci, Marks

Lead Stories rating: False (They said 60% are vaccinated and they were not asked if any refused.)

Fact Check: Drs. Fauci, Marks Did NOT Say ‘About 40 To 50% Of CDC, FDA Employees Are Refusing The COVID-19 Vaccine’

Breaking 911 Rating

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Wisconsin Assembly GOP: “Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee removed more than $8 billion in spending increases from Gov. Evers’ budget proposal.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

Assembly GOP touts taking spending out of the budget, but it also took revenue along with it

FALSE Claim by U.S. Senator Bob Hall (R) and pediatrician Angelina Farella: COVID-19 vaccines skipped animal testing; COVID-19 vaccines weren’t tested in humans before being released to the public; COVID-19 vaccines are unsafe,

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (all points are false)

COVID-19 vaccines were tested in animals and clinical trials before receiving authorization; vaccinated people aren’t dying at a higher rate than unvaccinated people

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Tom Cotton (R): “New York’s 1,200+ homeless veterans are ineligible for these $15,600 payments.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False 

Do New York’s homeless veterans qualify for the Excluded Worker Fund?

FALSE (International: Israel): Video shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatening to kill Muslims with vaccines

AFP Fact Check rating: False

False posts misrepresent video of Israeli PM Netanyahu talking about his Covid-19 vaccination

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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