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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/21/2021

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 via Social Media: COVID-19 vaccines contain metals or microchips that cause magnets to attach to the arm of vaccinated people

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

COVID-19 vaccines don’t contain magnetic ingredients; dose volume is too small to contain any device able to hold a magnet through the skin

FALSE Claim by Xavier Becerra (D): “There is no law that deals specifically with the term ‘partial-birth abortion.’”

PolitiFact rating: False (Congress passed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2003, and the Supreme Court upheld it in 2007. )

Xavier Becerra is wrong that no law addresses partial-birth abortion

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: the image shows Vice President Kamala Harris as she is about to board a fake airplane created using a green screen

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Kamala Harris Staging Boarding An Airplane Using A Green Screen?

FALSE Claim by Viral image: University of Miami researchers have found that the COVID-19 vaccine affects sperm production.

PolitiFact rating: False

University of Miami researchers looked at effects of COVID-19, not vaccines

FALSE Claim via social media: HIPAA prevents anyone from asking if you are vaccinated

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Asking about vaccinations doesn’t violate HIPAA

MOSTLY
FALSE
(International: India): Video shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.

India Today rating: Mostly false

Fact Check: This clip of Netanyahu on video call with Prince Salman is morphed

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