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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 7/15/2021

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: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome “is absolutely a side effect of vaccination.”

Polititfact rating: False (the opposite – studies show that receiving recommended immunizations can lower an infant’s risk of SIDS.)

No, vaccines do not cause sudden infant death syndrome

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “In a now deleted Telegram post, former President Trump congratulated the Navy Seals on a ‘perfect beautiful whack’” in Haiti.

Politifact rating: False

Donald Trump did not congratulate Navy SEALs on Haiti assassination

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Florida condo collapse from explosives is Another 9/11

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: NO Evidence That Florida Condo Initially Collapsed Due To Explosives Trying To Destroy Data From John McAfee

TRUE Claim: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter are the longest-married couple among all the presidents in U.S. history.

Snopes.com rating: True

Are Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter the Longest-Married Couple in Presidential History?

FALSE Claim by Tucker Carlson: “In Texas, the power companies have automatically raised the temperature of people’s thermostats in the middle of a heatwave without their permission.”

Politifact rating: False

Tucker Carlson distorts Texas’ smart thermostat energy conservation programs

FALSE (International: Uganda): Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was “airlifted to Germany” after contracting COVID-19

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Was Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni ‘Airlifted To Germany’?

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