The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/25/2021

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

TRUE Claim by Greg Abbott (R): “We now have more job openings than we do people who are on unemployment. We have 60% more job openings today than we did the month before the pandemic hit the state of Texas.

Politifact rating: True

Job openings in Texas match the number of people on unemployment

FALSE Claim via Social Media: A photo of a Palestinian child in tears with a book in hand shows the aftermath of recent Israeli airstrikes in Gaza

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Photo of Palestinian child used out-of-context

TRUE Claim by Robert Martwick (D): Opposition to having a fully elected Chicago Board of Education is in the “super minority.”

Politifact rating: True

Yes, large majorities support elected Chicago school board

FALSE Claim by the Gateway Pundit: “Coronavirus cases are plummeting in India thanks to new rules that promote Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine”; it is a “now-indisputable fact that [ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine] essentially kill COVID-19 within hours or days”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

No data available to suggest a link between India’s reduction of COVID-19 cases and the use of ivermectin

Gateway Pundit Rating

TRUE Claim: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is conducting a National Immunization Survey via telephone.

Snopes.com rating: True

Are ‘National Immunization Survey’ Calls From the CDC Legit?

FALSE (International: Egypt): The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt were illuminated with the Palestinian flag in support of Palestine in its ongoing conflict with Israel.

India Today rating: False

Fact Check: Picture of Egyptian pyramids lit with Palestinian flag is morphed

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