The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/16/2021

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 Gateway Pundit: Black Lives Matter protest at Iowa Capitol was an “insurrection” like that on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.

PolitiFact rating: False (Organizers of a Black Lives Matter-related rally in Iowa on April 8 obtained a permit, entered the Iowa Capitol in an orderly way, and protested bills. One arrest was made.)

No, an Iowa BLM protest was not like the Jan. 6 US Capitol riot

Gateway Pundit Rating

Claim by Occupy Democrats: Rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 did not comply with police and they all got to go home alive.

Lead Stories rating: False (1 Rioter Shot and some injured)

Fact Check: All Capitol Rioters Did NOT ‘Go Home Alive’ After January 6, 2021 Encounters With Police

Occupy Democrats Rating

Claim by Viral Post: Joe Biden announced plans to cut veteran benefits, saying, “They get enough handouts.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (he didn’t say that)

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Say Veterans ‘Get Enough Handouts’?

Claim by The Other 98%: Daunte Wright Arrest Warrant Was Weed

Lead Stories rating: False (Weapons Charge)

Fact Check: Daunte Wright’s Outstanding Arrest Warrant Was NOT About Weed

The Other 98% Rating

Claim by Charlie Kirk (Turning Point USA): Daunte Wright Was Wanted For Aggravated Robbery and “On The Run Ever Since”.

Lead Stories rating: False (not wanted and not on the run, he was scheduled for a trial in August 2021)

Fact Check: Daunte Wright Was NOT ‘Wanted’ For Aggravated Robbery, Was NOT ‘On The Run Ever Since’

Turning Point USA Rating

(International: Iran) Claim: By Hassan Rouhani: “U.S. blocked Iran’s access to 10 million doses of coronavirus vaccine.” rating: False

Iran Fabricates Claim that US Blocked Vaccines from India

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

Do you appreciate our work? Please consider one of the following ways to sustain us.

MBFC Ad-Free 


MBFC Donation

Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate the bias of media sources

Found this insightful? Please consider sharing on your Social Media:

Subscribe With Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to MBFC and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 22.9K other subscribers

Be the first to comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/16/2021"


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.