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
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: If you get the COVID-19 vaccine, you can’t donate blood or plasma
“because it’s completely tainted.”
Politifact rating: False
No, Red Cross isn’t warning vaccinated people not to donate blood
|FALSE||Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows a graphic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claiming refusing to be vaccinated is a “form of racism.”
Check Your Fact rating: False (not the CDC)
FACT CHECK: Image Claims To Show A CDC Infographic Saying “Refusing To Take The Vaccine Is A Form Of Racism’
|TRUE||Claim Via Social Media: Scientists found a 240-pound, 7-foot-long lake sturgeon in the Detroit
River in April 2021 that may be a century or more old.
Snopes.com rating: True
Was a 240-Pound, 7-Foot-Long, 100-Year-Old Fish Found in Detroit River?
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: If you die within 20 days of testing positive for COVID-19 you are
automatically added to the pandemic’s death toll.
Lead Stories rating: False (No Such Rule)
Fact Check: Patients Who Die Within 20 Days Of Positive COVID Test Are NOT Automatically
|FALSE||Claim by Social media: The Washington Post won’t fact-check Biden for the remainder of the presidency.
USA Today rating: False (no longer keeping a database, still fact checking)
Fact Check: Joe Biden will still be fact-checked by Washington Post
|TRUE||(International: Nigeria) Nigeria ranked third in 2020 Global Terrorism Index
AFP Fact Check rating: True
Nigeria stays third in global terrorism ranking for fifth year in a row
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