The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/2/2021

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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: U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz was the lone vote in the House against an anti-human trafficking bill.

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, Matt Gaetz was the only no vote on 2017 human trafficking bill

Claim by Vernon Coleman: COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous; they cause an overreaction of the immune system; they suppress the NK cells of the immune system; they promote virus lethality

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

COVID-19 vaccines don’t hamper the function of the immune system and are likely to limit the generation of variants; no evidence that they produce more lethal variants

Claim via Social Media: “Joe Biden puts pro-life groups on domestic extremist list, calls pro-life people ‘violent.’”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (The assessment does not list anti-abortion groups generally as being domestic violence extremist groups.)

No, Biden didn’t put anti-abortion groups on domestic extremist list

Claim via brighteon.com: Vaccinated people are walking biological time bombs

Lead Stories rating: False (Vaccines Work)

Fact Check: Vaccinated People Are NOT ‘Walking Biological Time Bombs’

Brighteon Rating

Claim by Tony Evers (D): “There’s still (only) a handful of school districts” doing no in-person instruction.

Politifact rating: True

Yes, there are just a few Wisconsin school districts still doing largely virtual learning

(International: Nigeria) Claim: Nigerians in the UK have gathered in protest to demand that President Buhari be sent back to Nigeria when he arrives in the UK for a medical check-up.

Dubawa Ghana rating: False

Did Nigerians in London gather to send Buhari back to Nigeria on arrival?

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