The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/12/2021

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 Viral Post: Georgia banned Coke products from all state-owned buildings

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Is Georgia Removing All Coca-Cola Products From All State-Owned Buildings?

Claim via Social Media: Aluminum “is in the vaccine” and will hurt the brain.

PolitiFact rating: False

The COVID-19 vaccines do not contain aluminum

Claim via Social Media: A Richmond, Virginia, school principal expelled students for wearing crucifix necklaces

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Hoax claims Richmond, Va., principal expelled students

Claim by Viral Image: the image shows a Fox News segment reporting billionaire Bill Gates bought the messaging platform Telegram for $600 million

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Bill Gates Buy Telegram For $600 Million?

Claim via Social Media: COVID-19 vaccines are experimental and don’t prevent infection or transmission; most of us have a 0.05% chance of dying from COVID-19

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Clinical trials and post-trial monitoring show that COVID-19 vaccines reduce the spread and occurrence of the disease

(International: Philippines) Claim: President Rodrigo Duterte is “angry” at Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and FDA Director General Eric Domingo over the controversy surrounding the drug ivermectin amid the COVID-19 pandemic

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Posts CONCOCT claim that Duterte is ‘angry’ with Duque, Domingo over ivermectin – Vera Files

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