The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/2/2021

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): Says Democrats blocked his efforts at police reform.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Bipartisan police reform has been a struggle in the Senate. Here’s the story

Claim via Social Media: Vaccines don’t promise immunity and therefore “vaccine herd immunity doesn’t exist”.

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Vaccines do provide immunity and can be used to achieve herd immunity

Claim by Kevin McCarthy (R): Says Joe Biden is “going to control how much meat you can eat.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Kevin McCarthy repeats Pants on Fire claim that Biden will ‘control’ how much meat Americans eat

Claim by Fox News and Washington Examiner: Virginia schools are eliminating accelerated math classes for students younger than 11th grade, citing “equity.”

Snopes.com rating: False

Are Virginia Schools Eliminating Accelerated Math Up to 11th Grade, Citing ‘Equity’?

Fox News Rating, Washington Examiner Rating

Claim by Gateway Pundit: Group “identifies 12,547 illegal votes” in Georgia’s 2020 election results, “exceeds margin of victory in the state.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No proof for another pro-Trump claim of thousands of illegal votes in Georgia

(International: New Zealand) Claim: The New Zealand Labour government told RadioNZ (RNZ) to remove comments from social media that criticise government policy.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Radio ga ga: There is no NZ government gag on RNZ comments

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/2/2021"

  1. I love this site. I don’t know of any other that factchecks the media.

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