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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/8/2021

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 by Viral image: Photo shows Tom Hanks after “wife Rita exposed his condition after he was spotted in a bad state. Tom will spend the remainder of his life in and out of hospitals.”

PolitiFact rating: False (From a movie set)

Photos show Tom Hanks in a movie, not after a health diagnosis

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Johnson & Johnson vaccine not effective in older adults

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: False claim about effectiveness of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

FALSE Claim via Social Media: 86% of children in Pfizer trial reported adverse reactions

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Video Exaggerates Adverse Events Experienced By Adolescents In Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Former U.S. President Donald Trump wore his pants backwards during the June 2021 North Carolina Republican Party convention in Greenville, North Carolina.

Snopes.com rating: False

No, Trump Did Not Wear His Pants Backwards at Rally

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: President Joe Biden wants to extend high school by four years

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Biden plan wouldn’t add four years to high school

BLATANT
LIE
(International: India): Photo shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeting Nita Ambani

BOOM Live rating: False

Photo Of PM Modi Bowing To Nita Ambani Is Morphed – BOOM

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