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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/29/2021

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

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Winsome Sears (R): “The very first Republican convention after the Civil War was held in Virginia in a Black church.”

Politifact rating: False
MBFC Rating: Mostly False (It was not the first Republican convention, but it was held in a Black Church)

No, Virginia did not hold first Republican convention after Civil War

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier Said All Vaccinated People Will Die Within Two Years

Lead Stories rating: False (He Didn’t Say that)

Fact Check: Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier Did NOT Say All Vaccinated People Will Die Within Two Years

NO
EVIDENCE
Claim via Social Media: “21% of 140,000 ballots were found to be in error in GA.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False
MBFC rating: No Evidence

Claim of ballots in “error” in Fulton County, Ga., is based on unproven allegation

FALSE Claim by Suspicious0bservers: “The official observed temperatures are coming consistently below the scary global warming numbers”; “Melting polar ice triggers ice age”

Climate Feedback rating: Inaccurate

YouTube video falsely claims that climate models systematically over-estimated warming and that we are heading towards an ice age

TRUE Claim by Tim Kaine (D): “New Haven, Conn., had to issue bonds for a bridge after using funds for that bridge to pay for a police misconduct settlement.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Police misconduct settlements can shift city budgets

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): The UK has the worst Covid death toll in Europe.

Full Fact rating: False (As of 25 May 2021, the UK had the 14th worst death toll in Europe when you factor in the size of the country.)

The UK does not have the worst death toll in Europe, when you account for population – Full Fact

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