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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/05/2021

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. When appropriate we explain the rating and/or offer our own rating if we disagree with the fact-checker. (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
Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: Pfizer patent application for “tracking vaccinated humans worldwide via microwave and graphene held in fatty tissues of the vaccinated” was recently approved

Check Your Fact rating: False (Crackpottery)

FACT CHECK: Was A Pfizer Patent For ‘Tracking Vaccinated Humans Worldwide Via Microwave And Graphene’ Approved?

FALSE Claim by Rand Paul (R): there’s no need for previously infected people to get vaccinated; vaccination offers no additional benefit

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (The claim that vaccination offers no benefits to previously infected people isn’t true)

Infection-induced immunity versus vaccine-induced immunity: Weighing the benefits and risks

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Roger Stone: “There are over 1 million phantom voters on the Florida voter rolls.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire 

Why Roger Stone’s claim about “phantom voters” in Florida is wrong

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Covid-19 third booster increase risks of lymphoma and autoimmune diseases

AFP Fact Check rating: False (No evidence)

‘No evidence’ that Covid-19 booster shots ‘increase risk of lymphoma and autoimmune diseases’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Video: a specific man died of COVID-19 in two different cities

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did The Same Person Die From COVID-19 In 2 Different Cities?

FALSE (International: Australia): COVID-19 data from England suggests that vaccinated people have a higher risk of dying with the virus than the unvaccinated.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (An analysis of the data shows unvaccinated people are far more likely to die with COVID-19 across all age groups.)

England COVID deaths data misused in false vaccine efficacy claim

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