The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/3/2021

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 Rob Portman (R): “Only 15%” of migrants apprehended when crossing the southern border qualify for asylum status and “only about half of them even show up for their court cases.” rating: Mostly False (Disputed)

FactChecking Claims About Asylum Grants and Immigration Court Attendance

Claim via Brand New Tube: 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

Brand New Tube Rating

Claim via Social Media: “80% of people taking the Moderna vaccine had significant side effects, via Bill Gates.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Didn’t say it and didn’t happen)

No, Gates didn’t say 80% getting Moderna vaccine had significant side effects

Claim via Social Media: Time Magazine named Rachel Levine Woman of the Year

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Real Cover)

Fact Check: Time Magazine Did NOT Name Rachel Levine ‘Woman Of The Year’

Claim via Social Media: Heart attack “victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Chain email from 1999)

Heart attack victims shouldn’t use “cough CPR” on themselves, contrary to chain email dating back to 1999

(International: Kenya) Claim: Obama arrives in Kenya for grandmother’s burial

AFP Fact Check rating: False

This video was taken in 2018 when former US president Barack Obama visited Kenya

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