The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/25/2021

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 Jill Underly: For mitigating COVID-19 spread, “masks (are) the number one way to do so.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Yes, experts agree that mask-wearing is a primary way to do so, albeit in conjunction with other steps, such as hand-washing, social-distancing)

Wisconsin schools leader on the mark with claim that masks are factor in mitigating COVID spread

Claim by the American Conservative Movement: “Both medical and non-medical face masks are ineffective to reduce transmission and infectivity of COVID-19”; “long-term consequences of wearing face masks on health are detrimental [including hypoxemia and hypercapnia]”

Health Feedback Rating: Inaccurate (how many times does this need to be debunked?)

The use of face masks reduces the transmission of COVID-19 and doesn’t lead to oxygen deficiency or carbon dioxide buildup in the bloodstream

American Conservative Movement Rating

Claim via Newsmax video clip: Says Joe Biden said, “This country is doomed, not just because of African Americans, but because by 2040 this country is going to be minority white European.”

Politifact rating: False (taken out of context through purposeful editing)

No, Biden didn’t say this country is doomed because of African Americans

Newsmax Rating

Claim by Little Things: New Anti-Trans Bill In FL May Make Kids In Sports Have To ‘Prove’ Their Gender”

Lead Stories Rating: False (don’t have to physically prove it)

Fact Check: Florida Bill Would NOT Make A Transgender Student Athlete ‘Drop Her Pants’ To Prove She’s A Girl Before Playing On A Florida School Sports Team

Little Things Rating

Claim by Dan Patrick (R): “Statistics show that more people of color don’t have cars than not. So how do (drive-thru voting centers) help those folks?”

Politifact rating: False (vehicle ownership is statistically similar)

In voting debate, no evidence that more people of color don’t own cars than do

(International: South Korea) Claim: South Korean ruling party’s headquarters are in Pyongyang

AFP Fact Check: rating: False

Facebook posts falsely claim South Korean ruling party’s headquarters are in Pyongyang

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