The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/24/2021

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 via Social Media: Japan’s prime minister met with Vice President Kamala Harris holding a Trump 2024 sign and wearing a red baseball cap.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (manipulated video)

No, the prime minister of Japan didn’t hold a Trump 2024 sign next to Kamala Harris

Claim by Children’s Health Defense: scientific research suggests that coronavirus mRNA vaccines might “permanently alter DNA.”

The Dispatch rating: False (Research does not suggest that)

Could the mRNA Vaccines Permanently Alter DNA?

Children’s Health Defense Rating

Claim by Zach Wahls (D): “The federal American Rescue Plan will purchase more food from farmers for distribution.”

Politifact rating: True

American Rescue Plan has $4 billion for food distribution, relief for producers

Claim by Truth in Media: “Pentagon develops microchip that detects COVID under your skin”; Pentagon microchip can track your location

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Microchips have been debunked so many times. Just stop)

DARPA developed a hydrogel sensor which monitors blood for infections at early stages, not a microchip for COVID-19 identification or location tracker

Truth in Media Rating

Claim via Viral Image: Photos reveal Greta Thunberg is a trained actress who comes from a long line of actors.

Politifact rating: False (she has an IMBD profile based on documentary appearances)

Photos reveal Greta Thunberg is a trained actress who comes from a long line of actors.

(International: Chad) Claim: Video of Shots fired at the Presidential Palace in Chad.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (video is from Iraq)

This video shows clashes in Iraq in 2020, not at Chad’s presidential palace

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.

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