The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/7/2021

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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 Bill Cassidy (R): The president “wants $400; we gave $300 [in supplemental unemployment insurance payments]. And we phase out in June. Why? Because the Congressional Budget Office says they expect employment to be back to pre-COVID levels by June.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Both Sides Spin CBO Report in COVID-19 Relief Debate

Claim by Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Says Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., “stood with Trump and the lies… He stood with QAnon, not you.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Democratic ad goes too far in tying Penn. Congressman to Trump and QAnon

Claim by Jen Psaki (D): “A CBO report found that without any additional stimulus, our economy wouldn’t reach pre-pandemic levels until 2025.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Both Sides Spin CBO Report in COVID-19 Relief Debate

Claim by lifenews.com: New Mexico House Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Killing Babies in Abortions Up to Birth

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: New Mexico House Committee Did NOT Pass A Bill To ‘Legalize Killing Babies In Abortions Up To Birth’

LifeNews Rating

Claim by Rick Scott (R): States are seeing increases in revenue, with an average decline of just 0.12% compared with 2019. Over half of states report positive growth, including California, New York, and Illinois.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Sen. Rick Scott misrepresents COVID-19’s toll on state finances

(International: Myanmar) Claim: Photo shows soldiers discarding their uniform in defiance of Myanmar military coup?

AFP Fact Check rating: False

This photo shows discarded uniforms and weapons of Turkish soldiers during an attempted coup in 2016

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