The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/23/2021

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 the Gateway Pundit: “Stanford study results” show face masks are ineffective and dangerous.

Politifact rating: False (Study not by Stanford and is not true.)

Paper about mask wearing was not from Stanford and makes false claims

Gateway Pundit Rating

Claim by Stossel TV: Sea levels have been rising for 20,000 years

Climate Feedback Rating: Very Low Scientific Credibility

Video promoted by John Stossel for Earth Day relies on incorrect and misleading claims about climate change

Claim via Social Media: Derek Chauvin’s trial and conviction for the murder of George Floyd was faked as part of a “false flag.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (QAnon nonsense)

No, Derek Chauvin’s conviction in George Floyd murder wasn’t fake

Claim by Vice News: “Birth control has a far greater risk of blood clots than any Covid-19 vaccine so far”

Health Feedback rating: Mostly Accurate (Vaccine-related blood clots are 100 to 1,000 times lower than the proportion of people suffering from thrombosis among women taking oral contraceptives.)

Oral contraceptives are a bigger risk factor for blood clot formation than the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines

Vice Media Rating

Claim via Social Media: “Black Lives Matter and antifa set Catholic church on fire in Minneapolis.”

Politifact rating: False (no evidence linking the fire to the unrest)

There’s no evidence a Minneapolis church fire was related to protests

(International: India) Claim: Claim by Social media: Poll Violence In West Bengal’s Cooch Behar

Newsmobile rating: False

Fact Check: Old Video From Manipur Goes Viral As Poll Violence In West Bengal’s Cooch Behar

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3 Comments on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/23/2021"

  1. Richard Babylon | April 23, 2021 at 12:07 pm |

    There’s something wrong with this page for me in two different desktop browsers. In Firefox 88 for Linux Mint, toward the bottom of the claims, it’s a jumbled mess. The claim by Vice News overlaps a field for email subscriptions and a link to “Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate…”

    In the Chromium browser (89 for Linux Mint) there’s no jumbled overlap of text in that area, but the Vice News claim ends abruptly with “…than any Covid-19 vaccine so” and then there’s a Google Ad. Also the ✔ and ✖ icons (and the associated “true” and “false”) are missing entirely, with only a tiny x marking each one’s place.

    Just thought you’d want to know. I’ve taken screenshots and can send them if you like.

  2. Richard Babylon | May 9, 2021 at 10:41 pm |

    Dropped back in, May 9th, and I see this has all been fixed.

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