The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/14/2021

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

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Tony Evers (D): “Regulating and taxing marijuana—much like we do alcohol—would generate more than $165M in revenue starting in 2022”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Wisconsin marijuana revenue projections valid, but overly optimistic

FALSE Claim by Mike Flynn: Dominion Voting Systems machines are connected to the Internet

The Dispatch Fact Check rating: False

Fact Checking Mike Lindell’s ‘Absolute Interference’ Video

FALSE Claim by Viral image: “Due to the Colonial Pipeline issue causing a fuel shortage on the east coast, NASCAR has decided to postpone this weekend’s Dover race.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, NASCAR hasn’t postponed an upcoming race in Delaware

TRUE Claim: A handful of U.S. states designate “Confederate Memorial Day” a legal holiday, as of spring 2021.

Snopes.com rating: True

Do Some US States Observe ‘Confederate Memorial Day’?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Michigan authorized a full forensic audit of the 2020 election

Lead Stories rating: False (no new audits, over 250 have already been completed in Michigan, most in history)

Fact Check: Michigan Has NOT Authorized A Full Forensic Audit Of The 2020 Presidential Election

FALSE (International: India) Hindu man killed in West Bengal violence by Muslims

Alt News rating: False

Old video from Bihar shared as Hindu man attacked by Muslims in West Bengal

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