The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/1/2021

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 Kevin Parker (D): “Law enforcement violence is the leading cause of death for young Black men and women in the US.”

PolitiFact rating: False (though disproportionately higher for young black men it is the seventh leading cause of death, according to academic research and federal mortality data.) 

Police violence is a leading cause of death for young Black men, but it doesn’t top the list

Claim by National File: “Pfizer [COVID-19] vaccine confirmed to cause neurodegenerative diseases”; “mRNA vaccines […] can integrate into the human genome”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Flawed speculative study incorrectly claims that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines cause neurodegenerative diseases

National File Rating

Claim by Joe Manchin (D): “Very few … if any” states have a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

PolitiFact rating: False (40% of states do)

Joe Manchin gets it wrong about states with low minimum wages

Claim by New York Post: Migrant children being sheltered in Long Beach, California, were each given a copy of Vice President Kamala Harris’ children’s book by the Biden administration.

Snopes.com rating: False (They weren’t)

Did Biden Admin Give Migrant Kids Kamala Harris’ Book?

New York Post Rating

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “We won’t ignore what our intelligence agencies have determined to be the most lethal terrorist threat to the homeland today: white supremacist terrorism.”

PolitiFact rating: True

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

(International: Philippines) Claim: The incidence of extrajudicial killings in the country are made up by the opposition.

Rappler rating: False

FALSE: Extrajudicial killings in PH are made up by the opposition

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/1/2021"

  1. Another leftist ‘fact checking’ website.

    Pathetic.

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