The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/1/2021

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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 via Social Media: “Less than 500 people a year killed by all rifles combined” and “4,000 a year killed by illegals.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (less than 500 people killed by rifles is true, way less than 4000 killed by illegals)

Fact-checking number of people killed by rifles and by people in US illegally

Claim by Self-help author Tony Robbins: The same number of people died in the US in 2020 as in the previous five years, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Not even close 15% more died in 2020)

Tony Robbins’ COVID-19 death toll claims are fatally flawed

Claim via Social Media: Georgia’s new voting law “makes it a JAIL-TIME CRIME to drop off grandma’s absentee ballot in a dropbox.” truefalse

PolitiFact rating: False (not a crime)

Georgia voting law does not make it a crime to drop off grandma’s ballot

Claim via Rumble video: National Guard troops guarding the Capitol have to sleep on the floor.

Lead Stories rating: False (In Hotels)

Fact Check: National Guard Troops Guarding The Capitol Are NOT Forced To Sleep On The Floor – They Have Hotel Rooms

Claim via Social Media: “Toxicology report was made public by the MN prosecution revealing the cause of George Floyd’s death was a fentanyl overdose.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, autopsy doesn’t say George Floyd died of overdose

(International: Nigeria) Claim: “Over 60% of our women give birth at the facilities of traditional birth attendants.”

Africa Check rating: Incorrect

No, 60% of women in Nigeria don’t give birth at traditional attendants’ facilities

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