The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/5/2021

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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: “They’re unable to administer vaccines if the lockdown ends because the emergency ends with it.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Social media posts wrongly claim vaccination can happen only during lockdowns

Claim by online-updates.net: Archaeologists found million year old manmade caves in Israel

Lead Stories rating: False (Wrong Tools)

Fact Check: Archaeologists Did NOT Find A Million-Year-Old Underground Complex Made By Humans

Online Updates Rating

Claim by Citizens United: Says Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan “is the Green New Deal.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (It isn’t)

Citizens United calls Biden’s infrastructure plan the Green New Deal. It isn’t.

Claim by Ryan Cole: Coronaviruses are all seasonal and go away on their own; ivermectin is effective for preventing and treating COVID-19; COVID-19 vaccines are “gene therapy”, don’t give immunity or prevent transmission

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Not all coronaviruses are seasonal, contrary to pathologist Ryan Cole’s claim; COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing illness

Claim by Wendy Bell: Because of a change in death certificate procedures specific to COVID-19, “there is a huge chance that COVID death numbers are exaggerated, to the tune of 94%.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Flawed Report Fuels Erroneous Claims About COVID-19 Death Toll

(International: India) Claim: Massive electoral fraud detected in Kerala, 20 lakh Bangladeshi immigrants are voters.

India Today rating: Mostly false

Fact Check: 20 lakh Bangladeshis in Kerala voters’ list? Viral claim is misleading

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