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 via Social Media: “When you can’t find gas, remember who executively ordered the Keystone Pipeline to close.”
Politifact rating: False (Not related)
No, the East Coast gas shortage isn’t related to the Keystone Pipeline or Biden’s order
|FALSE||Claim by Breaking 911: About 40 to 50% of CDC, FDA employees are refusing the COVID-19 vaccine according to Fauci, Marks
Lead Stories rating: False (They said 60% are vaccinated and they were not asked if any refused.)
Fact Check: Drs. Fauci, Marks Did NOT Say ‘About 40 To 50% Of CDC, FDA Employees Are Refusing The COVID-19 Vaccine’
|Claim by Wisconsin Assembly GOP: “Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee removed more than $8 billion in spending increases from Gov. Evers’ budget proposal.”
Politifact rating: Mostly True
Assembly GOP touts taking spending out of the budget, but it also took revenue along with it
|FALSE||Claim by U.S. Senator Bob Hall (R) and pediatrician Angelina Farella: COVID-19 vaccines skipped animal testing; COVID-19 vaccines weren’t tested in humans before being released to the public; COVID-19 vaccines are unsafe,
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (all points are false)
COVID-19 vaccines were tested in animals and clinical trials before receiving authorization; vaccinated people aren’t dying at a higher rate than unvaccinated people
|Claim by Tom Cotton (R): “New York’s 1,200+ homeless veterans are ineligible for these $15,600 payments.”
Politifact rating: Mostly False
Do New York’s homeless veterans qualify for the Excluded Worker Fund?
|FALSE||(International: Israel): Video shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatening to kill Muslims with vaccines
AFP Fact Check rating: False
False posts misrepresent video of Israeli PM Netanyahu talking about his Covid-19 vaccination
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