The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/27/2021

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: Anthony Fauci’s wife has “a secret plan to put psych drugs in drinking water” to get people vaccinated.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

A professor’s ideas are wrongly recast as a nefarious federal plot

FALSE Claim by Lauren Boebert (R): Texas has reported no COVID deaths since March 2

The Dispatch Fact Check rating: False (wrong by 3,650 deaths)

Is It True That Texas Has Reported No COVID Deaths Since Lifting Pandemic Restrictions?

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Joe Biden (D): “We used to invest more in research and development than any country in the world and China was … number nine. We now are number eight and China is number one.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (We are still #8, but China is not #1, they rank 9th)

China Closes Gap with U.S. on R&D Investments, But Hasn’t Caught Up

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Moderna vaccine has poisonous SM-102 chemical in it

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Moderna vaccine is not poisonous

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Arizona ballots were shredded and burned in a chicken farm fire.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Fowl play? Social media users falsely claim Arizona ballots were destroyed in chicken farm fire

FALSE (International: Philippines): Manny Pacquiao has been removed by President Rodrigo Duterte from PDP-Laban

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Video repeats FALSE claim that Pacquiao was ‘removed’ from PDP-Laban – Vera Files

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