The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/8/2021

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

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): “And here’s what the American Families Plan doesn’t do: It doesn’t add a single penny to our deficit.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (it does increase the deficit for up to 19 years)

Two Views of American Families Plan

FALSE Claim by viral image: 70 lawyers for the election technology firm Dominion Voting Systems tried to stop the election audit in Arizona

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did 70 Lawyers For Dominion Voting Systems Try To Stop The Election Audit In Arizona?

FALSE Claim by National File and We Love Trump: “15-year-old boy passes away from heart attack two days after Pfizer COVID-19 experimental jab.”

Politifact rating: False (No evidence)

Report that teen died 2 days after a COVID shot was unverified, isn’t confirmed

National File Rating, We Love Trump Rating

TRUE CLAIM: In 2021, South Carolina lawmakers passed a bill that could allow for some death penalty executions to be carried out by firing squad.

Snopes.com rating: True (still needs to pass the Senate)

Did South Carolina Legislators Pass a Bill Allowing Firing Squad Executions?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: The COVID-19 vaccines and side effects from them can “shed” to affect unvaccinated people.

PolitiFact rating: False (Wrong and biologically impossible)

Debunking the anti-vaccine hoax about ‘vaccine shedding’

FALSE (International: India) Image showing hundreds of birds that died recently because of the 5G testing in India

FACTLY rating: False

Old image of dead birds in Bihar is falsely linked to 5G trials in India

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