The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/10/2021

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 Joe Biden (D): “You go to a gun show, you can buy whatever you want, and no background check.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Almost all gun show sellers are licensed firearm dealers and therefore would require a background check)

In gun policy address, Joe Biden exaggerates about background checks at gun shows

Claim by Jack Posobiec, Ryan Fournier (Turning Point USA): Clarence Thomas found that social media companies do not have a First Amendment right to ban protected speech and Section 230 is unconstitutional

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Post misrepresents Justice Thomas on Section 230

Turning Point USA Rating

Claim via Social Media: Brie cheese made with unpasteurized milk is banned in the U.S., but the rotary barrel M134 machinegun is not.

Lead Stories rating: Mostly False (Not comparable and both are regulated)

Fact Check: Unpasteurized Brie Cheese Is NOT More Regulated Than A Six-Barrel Machine Gun In United States

Claim via Social Media: Says Ford agreed to invest $900 million at an Ohio plant because Donald Trump “lowered taxes” and is now moving the project to Mexico because Joe Biden is “increasing taxes.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (no evidence)

No sign that tax moves by Trump or Biden affected Ford car plans in Ohio, Mexico

Claim by Gateway Pundit: “Per the CDC, there are nearly twice as many vaccine-related deaths so far in 2021 (1,755) than all the vaccine deaths this past decade (994).”

PolitiFact rating: False (There hasn’t been any definitive proof that a COVID-19 vaccination led to someone’s death)

No, reports to the CDC’s vaccine early warning system are not ‘vaccine deaths’

Gateway Pundit Rating

(International: Pakistan) Claim: Italy discovered Covid-19 is caused by bacteria and 5G, can be cured by Paracetamol

AFP Fact Check rating: False (debunked conspiracies)

Pakistani social media users share debunked coronavirus myths

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