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 image: After learning some officers are Jewish, “Ilhan Omar says police shouldn’t exist.”
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire
|Claim via Social Media: George Floyd’s younger brother, Dejywan Floyd, was arrested in North Carolina for a ‘road rage’ shooting of a white couple
Lead Stories rating: False (Not Brothers)
|Claim by Joe Biden (D): “A new, independent study put out last week found that at least 55 of our largest corporations used various loopholes to pay zero federal income tax in 2020.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Some critics say the financial disclosures used to compile the report are imperfect estimates of what these companies actually paid in taxes.)
|Claim: Minnesota officials deployed the state’s National Guard in response to protests against the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright on April 11, 2021.
Snopes.com rating: True
|Claim by Nicholas Langworthy (R): Residents of New York state “pay the highest taxes in the nation.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (yes, the highest overall tax burden in the United States, but in some situations, they do better.)
|(International: United Kingdom) Claim: By Wings Over Scotland: “The SNP are paying lobby groups with your money to try to reduce the age of consent in Scotland to 10.”
The Ferret rating: False (Stonewall Scotland or LGBT Youth are not lobbying to lower the age of consent to age 10.)
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