The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/17/2021

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 by Andrew Clyde (R): “Watching the TV footage of those who entered the Capitol. … If you didn’t know the TV footage was from Jan. 6, you would actually think it was a normal tourist visit.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Andrew Clyde was photographed pushing barricades in front of the chamber door to hide from the rioters)

The ridiculous claim that those at the Capitol Jan. 6 resembled a ‘normal tourist visit’

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Does a University of Miami study confirm that COVID-19 vaccines will affect men’s production of sperm?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: University of Miami Study Does NOT Confirm COVID Vaccine Will Affect Sperm Production

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Says Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech to Hamas leaders thanking them for uniting Israel.

Politifact rating: False

No, this isn’t a real Netanyahu speech to Hamas leaders

FALSE Claim by Viral image: “Amazon accepts Dogecoin.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, Amazon doesn’t accept Dogecoin

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Woman putting gas in a bag

Lead Stories rating: False (Old Video)

Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show May 2021 Scene Of Woman Pumping Gas Into Plastic Bags — It’s From December 2019

FALSE (International: Philippines) The Makati Medical Center (MMC) released an advisory about COVID-19 vaccines.

Rappler rating: False

FALSE: Makati Medical Center says COVID-19 vaccines weaken immune system

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