The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/5/2021

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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 Tom Cotton (R): “A lot of these migrants that are coming, we have no way to screen their backgrounds for either health or security.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Tom Cotton wrong that there’s “no way” to screen immigrants

Claim by Bernie Sanders (I): “You remember just a few years ago when Trump and my Republican colleagues voted for almost $2 trillion in tax breaks for the wealthiest people in this country and the largest corporations.”

The Washington Post rating: Three Pinocchios

Analysis | Sanders’s claim the 2017 tax cut went to the ‘wealthiest’ and ‘large corporations’

Claim by Liz Wheeler (R): “And now, nine months into COVID-19, zero empirical evidence that lockdowns work to stop the virus.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Video Wrong About Fauci, COVID-19

Claim via Social Media: U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said “If English was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for us.”

Snopes.com rating: False

Did Marjorie Taylor Greene Say ‘If English Was Good Enough for Jesus, It’s Good Enough for Us’?

Claim by Viral Rumor: Myanmar used Dominion Voting Systems for its November 2020 election

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: No, Myanmar Did Not Use Dominion Voting Systems In Its November 2020 Election

(International: South Africa) Claim: Masks caused second Covid surge in South Africa

AFP Fact Check rating: False

A new variant of the coronavirus caused South Africa’s second Covid-19 wave, not face masks

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FJL

Read the comments in the Washington Post about the article refuting Bernie. All of them are better explained and written than what G Kessler wrote. 4 Pinnochio’s for posting this non-fact check.