The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/17/2021

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 Shelley Moore Capito (R): President Joe Biden’s American Relief Plan “has a lot of money in it for schools, but if you really look at it … it says that the school money is going to go out until the year 2028.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Spending on K-12 education in the measure is set to continue through 2028, although 90% of it will be distributed between 2021 and 2025.)

Capito correct that school funding in Biden’s relief bill extends through 2028

Claim by Charlie Kirk (Turning Point USA): Medical examiner said George Floyd’s death should have been ruled an overdose

AFP Fact Check rating: False (Doctor said the opposite)

Doctor did not say George Floyd’s death should be ruled an overdose

Turning Point USA Rating

Claim by Tucker Carlson: “Maybe (the COVID-19 vaccine) doesn’t work, and they’re simply not telling you that.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (no evidence and vaccines work)

Tucker Carlson falsely claims COVID-19 vaccines might not work

Claim by Social media: Derek Chauvin’s hand was in his pocket while pinning George Floyd

USA Today rating: False (wearing black glove that blended in with pants)

Fact check: Derek Chauvin did not have hand in his pocket while kneeling on George Floyd

Claim via Social Media: In April 2021, Mike Lindell said his forthcoming social network Frank would not allow users to take “God’s name in vain.”

Snopes.com rating: True (apparently free speech is selective)

Did MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Say His Social Network Would Ban ‘Taking God’s Name in Vain’?

(International: South Africa) Claim: South Africa is the world’s 12th-biggest source of greenhouse gases.

Africa Check rating: Correct

South Africa the 12th biggest source of greenhouse gases? Yes, but that’s not the only measure that matters

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/17/2021"

  1. Like the balance between true and false

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