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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/18/2021

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
TRUE
Claim by Glenn Youngkin: “Over the last few years, more Virginians are moving away from Virginia than are moving to Virginia from the other 49 states.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

Are more people leaving Virginia for other states than moving in?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Multiple sources: Covid-19 vaccines contain electronic devices that can turn on light bulbs.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (I tried, but it just didn’t work.)

Posts falsely claim Covid-19 vaccines contain electronic devices that can activate light bulbs

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The nasal swab used to test for COVID-19 “IS DESIGNED TO STERILIZE AND CAUSE CANCER.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (more crackpot theories)

Viral Video Misleadingly Questions Safety of Nasal Swabs

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Trump to blame for vaccine hesitancy. According to a CDC report there are zero states that Trump won last fall that have at least 67% of adults with at least one vaccine dose.

Lead Stories rating: False (The CDC did not report that. Further, some states that Biden won have comparable numbers to states Trump won. However, states won decisively by Trump have the lowest vaccination rates overall.)

Fact Check: The CDC Did NOT Compare States’ Vaccination Rates To Trump Support, Blaming Him For Vaccine Hesitancy

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: CDC ACKNOWLEDGES HEART RISKS TO YOUNG PEOPLE, MUST DISCONTINUE COVID-19 VACCINATION IN PEOPLE ≤ 30

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Cancelled)

Fact Check: The CDC Did NOT Discontinue COVID Vaccination For Those Under Age 30, Did NOT ‘Acknowledge’ Heart Risks To Young People

FALSE (International: New Zealand): New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern supports 50 per cent Maori rule – and that non-Maori (Pakeha) votes will be devalued.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Flyer doesn’t expose Jacinda Ardern on NZ’s democratic future

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