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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/20/2021

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 American Greatness: “Video shows U.S. Capitol Police gave protesters OK to enter.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (The mob forcibly breached the building by pushing past barricades and law enforcement. Some rioters attacked police officers and vandalized the Capitol.)

Clip of Capitol police speaking with rioters doesn’t prove mob was given OK to enter building

American Greatness Rating

FALSE Claim by Dr. Anthony Fauci: The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases did not fund research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology

The Dispatch Fact Check rating: False (they did fund $600K through EcoHealth an NGO)

Did the NIAID Fund Research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology?

FALSE Claim by Daily Express:  Former President Donald Trump had an exact replica of the Oval Office built at Mar-A-Lago.

Snopes.com rating: False

Did Trump Build a Replica Oval Office at Mar-A-Lago?

Daily Express Rating

FALSE Claim by Study by Dr. J. Bart Classen in the journal Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Articles by National File and Global Research, Social media posts: Pfizer-BioNTechs COVID-19 vaccine can cause Neurodegenerative Diseases like Alzheimer.

BOOM Live rating: False

Can COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Neurodegenerative Diseases? A FactCheck

National File Rating, Global Research Rating

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): “The entire Database of Maricopa County in Arizona has been DELETED!”

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: False claim from Trump about Maricopa County election database

MOSTLY
TRUE
(International: Nigeria): About two million children in Nigeria suffer from acute malnutrition.

Africa Check rating: Mostly Correct

Is well-known Nigerian doctor correct about malnutrition in women and children?

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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