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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/28/2021

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 via Social Media: mRNA technology in COVID-19 vaccines was never tested in humans.

PolitiFact rating: False (they were tested in humans)

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were tested in humans, have proven to be safe, effective

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Starting in 2023, Hawaii will no longer recognize out-of-state driver’s licenses

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Post makes false claim about out-of-state driver’s licenses in Hawaii

NO
EVIDENCE
Claim by Hal Turner: “My conclusion: the [COVID-19 vaccine] jab drove this elderly man to his end.”

FactCheck.org rating: No Evidence

Post Misrepresents Details of Postmortem Study of Vaccinated Patient

Hal Turner Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine shows up on Bluetooth devices

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: No, video doesn’t prove COVID-19 vaccines will connect you to Bluetooth

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: “Police budgets are at their highest they’ve ever been, there hasn’t actually been any defunding the police.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Many police budgets shrank in 2020 — partly in response to the defunding movement and partly because of the fiscal impact of the pandemic and recession, but many are reversing course)

Some police budgets are increasing, but evidence of national trend falls short

FALSE (International: Turkey): Recep Tayyip Erdogan bowed to Joe Biden at NATO meet.

BOOM Live rating: False

Viral Photo Does Not Show Recep Tayyip Erdogan Bowing To Joe Biden

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