The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/9/2021

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 Tucker Carlson: “Between late December of 2020 and last month, a total of 3,362 people apparently died after getting the COVID vaccine in the United States … The actual number is almost certainly higher.”

Politifact rating: False

Tucker Carlson’s misleading claim about deaths after COVID-19 vaccine

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Biden said he planned to build a rail line “from Florida to Tampa,” Fla.

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Biden didn’t reference building rail line from ‘Florida to Tampa’

FALSE Claim by Kamala Harris (D): “The global cost of corruption is as much as 5% of the world’s GDP.”

Politifact rating: False (No solid evidence)

Kamala Harris said corruption costs as much as 5% of the world’s GDP. That stat is questionable

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by thenewamerican.com: COVID Shots to “Decimate World Population,” Warns Dr. Bhakdi

Lead Stories rating: False (Vaccines Work)

Fact Check: COVID-19 Shots Are NOT Set To Contribute To The ‘Decimation Of The World’s Population’

New American Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Survival International: With the goal to preserve 30% of the earth’s land and water by 2030, “300 million people stand to lose their land and livelihood, most of them tribal and indigenous peoples.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Would protecting 30% of the world’s land and waters hurt 300 million people?

FALSE (International: Nigeria) Nigeria’s current status as Africa’s largest economy was achieved under President Buhari.

Africa Check rating: Incorrect

As Twitter opts for Ghana office, Nigeria’s top political parties cast the blame. But did they get it right?

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