The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/28/2021

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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 Steven Hotze: COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are “experimental gene therapy,” don’t provide immunity to the disease, and do “not meet the CDC’s own definition of a vaccine.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (All wrong and quackery)

Texas Doctor Spreads False Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines

Claim via Social Media: Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the man suspected of shooting and killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket in March 2021, identifies as Muslim and was critical of former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Snopes.com rating: True

Does Suspected Boulder Shooter Identify as Muslim, Anti-Trump?

Claim by Joe Biden (D): The 1994 assault weapons ban “brought down these mass killings.”

FactCheck.org rating: No Clear Evidence (not clear when factoring in population growth)

FactChecking Biden’s Claim that Assault Weapons Ban Worked

Claim by Richard Melville Hall (aka Moby): “In a vegan world there would be no pandemics. 100% of pandemics are zoonotic in origin.”

Health Feedback rating: Lacks Context (would reduce, but not 100% eliminate)

Going vegan may lead to fewer pandemics, but it won’t eliminate them completely

Claim by Jim Justice: West Virginia “is the only state to decline in population over the last 70 years”

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, West Virginia is the only state to lose population over the past 70 years

(International: Philippines) Claim: The Philippines ranked 40-plus among countries with the most active COVID-19 cases.

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Roque wrongly claims lower PH COVID-19 rankings

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