The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/11/2021

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

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: An ongoing audit of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona “showed Trump ahead by 250,000” votes, and “nearly 950,000 ballots are declared illegal, nearly all for Biden.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No truth to the claim that Arizona audit found Trump up by 250,000 votes

FALSE Claim by Natural News: A 2-year-old girl in Virginia died after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during clinical trials

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: No evidence 2-year-old died after getting COVID-19 vaccine

Natural News Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “First time in 70 years the National Day Of Prayer was not observed in our nation’s capital!”

Politifact rating: False (President Joe Biden issued the typical proclamation designating the day and participated in a virtual prayer event.)

Fact-checking posts about the 2021 National Day of Prayer

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by National Rifle Association: Joe Biden said you don’t need guns and ammo

USA Today rating: Mostly False (Missing Context as Biden said a ban on Assault Weapons, not all guns and ammo.)

Fact check: Post takes Biden’s remarks on gun violence out of context

NRA Rating

FALSE Claim by Conservative radio host Wendy Bell: Survival is over 99.9% so “why are they insisting that children get this experimental treatment?”; “mRNA vaccines are not vaccines but an mRNA treatment”

Health Feedback rating: Lacks Context (Children do get Covid and has lingering effects + mRNA is a vaccine)

A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine for children would protect children and at-risk people by reducing the virus’ spread

FALSE (International: United Kingdom) UK government modelling shows up to 70 per cent of COVID-19 vaccine recipients are expected to die in a third wave of the virus.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

The UK isn’t expecting most COVID-19 vaccine recipients to die in a third wave

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