The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/28/2021

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

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “943 innocent kids … are now injured or dead” because of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Politifact rating: False (No evidence)

There’s no proof that COVID-19 vaccine has injured or killed more than 900 children

FALSE Claim by OffGuardian, ZeroHedge, Gateway Pundit: The U.S. CDC is “lowering their CT value when testing samples from suspected ‘breakthrough infections’” to decrease the number of officially recorded cases

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

PCR tests on vaccinated and unvaccinated people are evaluated using the same criteria; the CDC didn’t change criteria for detecting infection in vaccinated people, as alleged in Off-Guardian article

Off-Guardian, Zerohedge, Gateway Pundit

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: “Gas prices highest in a decade. Worst jobs report in 2 decades. Highest inflation in 3 decades. Highest increase in illegal immigration in 4 decades.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (exaggerated)

Social media post exaggerates economic statistics

FALSE Claim by beforeitsnews.com: Georgia Is First State To Decertify 2020 Election Results

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Georgia Is NOT First State To Decertify 2020 Election Results — NO State Has

Before It’s News Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral video: SM-102, an ingredient in the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna, is not meant for “human or veterinary use.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Vaccine Ingredient SM-102 Is Safe

FALSE (International: Israel): Video shows Palestinians faking their deaths in Gaza.

The Quint rating: False

2013 Video From Egypt Shared as Palestinians Faking Death in Gaza

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