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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/2/2021

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 Natasha Marcus (D): Says North Carolina bill “would allow politically active 501(c)(4) organizations to hide major donors while using their money to support or oppose candidates and political issues.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Her tweet leaves out that most 501(c)(4) donor identities are already concealed from the public.)

What North Carolina’s donor privacy bill would, and wouldn’t, do for nonprofits

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Social Media image: Former President Donald Trump owns “half of Moderna.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (He doesn’t)

FACT CHECK: Does Donald Trump ‘Own Half Of Moderna’?

FALSE Claim by Andrew Giuliani: “The one good thing about the antibodies if you’ve had it, is it actually is even better than the vaccine, and here’s why. With the vaccine you can still transmit, with the antibodies you can’t transmit.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Everything wrong)

Claim from Giuliani on Covid-19 spread ‘wrong on every level’

FALSE Claim by The Post Millennial: “Fauci admits to masking after vaccination for the sake of optics, not science”

Health Feedback rating: False (Mask recommendations changed and they reduce virus transmission)

CDC mask recommendations changed as more people in the US are fully vaccinated; masks are effective at reducing virus transmission and are especially important when the majority of the population is unvaccinated

Post Millennial Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Josh Mandel (R): “The federal government spent over $500k trying to force fish to exercise on treadmills, an additional $150k to see if gingerbread houses are earthquake proof.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Fish treadmills, earthquake-proof gingerbread houses? Not so fast

FALSE (International: Sweden): Claim by Viral Image: Sweden stopped using PCR tests.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Sweden Stop Using PCR Tests To Diagnose COVID-19?

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