The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/30/2021

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 Tim Scott (R): “Our public schools should have reopened months ago. …. Private and religious schools did. Science has shown for months that schools are safe.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Generally supported by science)

Fact-checking Sen. Tim Scott’s GOP response to President Joe Biden

Claim via Social Media: FDA confirms first vaccine dose correlated with increased COVID-19 infections

USA Today rating: False (FDA did not confirm)

Fact check: False claim about FDA and Pfizer’s first vaccine dose

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “When I was vice president, the president asked me to focus on providing help needed to address the root causes of migration. And it helped keep people in their own countries instead of being forced to leave. The plan was working, but the last administration decided it was not working.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Fact-checking President Joe Biden’s first speech to Congress

Claim by Black Lives Matter: “Ma’Khia Bryant called the police for help. Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon showed up and shot this 16-year-old child point blank within a matter of seconds.”

The Dispatch Fact Check rating: No evidence (ongoing investigation)

Fact Checking Black Lives Matter’s Statement About Ma’Khia Bryant’s Death

Black Lives Matter Rating

Claim by Bloggers: Joe Biden’s 100-day approval rating “is the lowest in American history.”

PolitiFact rating: False (President Donald Trump’s approval rating of about 42% at his 100-day mark was the lowest recorded in American history.)

Misleading headline claims Biden’s 100-day approval rating is the lowest in history. It isn’t

(International: Australia) Claim: A photo of Scott Morrison shows him wearing a Rolex watch worth more than $30,000.

Australian Associated Press rating: False 

No, this photo doesn’t show Scott Morrison wearing a $30,000 Rolex

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