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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 7/11/2021

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 Kayleigh McEnany: “We know most of our forefathers, all of our main Founding Fathers were against slavery, recognized the evils of it.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Fact-checking Kayleigh McEnany’s claim that ‘all of our main Founding Fathers were against slavery’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: The delta variant is fake

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Delta variant is real and highly contagious

HALF
TRUE
Claim by Joe Biden (D): “We have now created over 3 million jobs since I took office, more jobs than have ever been created in the first five months of any presidency in modern history.”

PolitiFact rating: Half True (True, 3 million jobs; however the U.S. economy remains almost 6.8 million jobs under its pre-pandemic peak.) 

Joe Biden’s boast on early job gains neglects timing, pandemic context

BLATANT
LIE
Claim: On or around July 6, 2021, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert tweeted “I would rather see every child in this country dead than pass any new gun laws.”

Snopes.com rating: False

No, Lauren Boebert Did Not Tweet ‘I’d Rather See Every Child Killed Than Pass Gun Laws’

FALSE Claim by Dan Bongino and Sky News: The fatality rate of the Delta variant of COVID-19 is lower than the original variant

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

There is no evidence that the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 has a lower fatality rate than the wild-type virus

Dan Bongino Rating, Sky News Rating

BLATANT
LIE
(International: South Africa): South African Police Service advertises jobs on Facebook

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Facebook page impersonating the South African police promotes non-existing jobs and traineeships

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