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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 7/17/2021

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: Haiti, Tanzania and Madagascar refused the COVID-19 vaccines and now all three of their presidents have died unexpectedly.

PolitiFact rating: False

There’s no evidence these politicians were killed over their countries’ refusal of COVID-19 vaccines

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Crime rates dropped nearly 90% since WV legalized open carry for firearms

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Gun law change hasn’t affected West Virginia crime rates

TRUE Claim: On July 4, 2021, the Black Lives Matter Utah Chapter called the American flag a “symbol of hatred,” and those who fly it racists..

Snopes.com rating: True

Yes, BLM Utah Chapter Called US Flag ‘A Symbol of Hatred’

FALSE Claim via Social Media: New England Journal of Medicine study finds 82% miscarriage rate among women vaccinated against covid-19.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: New England Journal of Medicine Did NOT Find 82% Miscarriage Rate Among Pregnant Women Vaccinated Against COVID-19

FALSE Claim by The Daily Expose: The vaccination programme has overwhelmed the NHS.

Full Fact rating: False

No evidence Covid-19 vaccines are “overwhelming” NHS services – Full Fact

Daily Expose Rating

FALSE (International: India): Image shows Adityanath pledging to support a newly orphaned child.

Newsmobile rating: False

Fact Check: Old Image Of Yogi Adityanath Pledging to Support an Orphan Goes Viral

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