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
|Claim by RedState.org: Facebook tried to “shut down” the campaign to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Politifact rating: False
No, Facebook Didn’t Try To ‘Shut Down’ Gavin Newsom Recall Effort
|Claim by the Gateway Pundit: The “American Journal of Medicine admit their stand on [hydroxychloroquine] was wrong”; it “published evidence that hydroxychloroquine is effective for preventing COVID-19″
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate
The American Journal of Medicine didn’t recommend hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19; scientific evidence doesn’t show hydroxychloroquine is effective against COVID-19
|Claim by Dr. Simone Gold: “If you take the [COVID-19] vaccine. … It means you’ve enrolled yourself in a medical trial.”
FactCheck.org rating: False
Video Uses Bogus Claims to Stoke Race-Based Fears of COVID-19 Vaccine
|Claim via Social Media: 830,000 barrels of oil will need to be carried by trucks or trains daily without the Keystone XL pipeline expansion
Lead Stories rating: False
Fact Check: Calculations of Tanker Truck Fuel Needed To Replace Keystone XL Pipeline Capacity Does NOT Compute
|Claim by Jim Justice (R): “We’re now at 108.1% of the vaccines received that we’ve put in arms, meaning that we’ve got more vaccines out of the vials and absolutely not throwing a single one away.”
PolitiFact rating: True
|(International: United Kingdom) Claim: Daily Mail: Two Pfizer doses are 99.96% effective.
Full Fact rating: The Pfizer vaccine has an efficacy rate of over 90%. The 99.96% figure is not an efficacy rate but the proportion of people vaccinated in Israel who did not later test positive for the virus.
Pfizer vaccine effective, though not as effective as newspapers suggest
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