The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/1/2021

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

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: “The Biden administration has decided to cancel $0 in student debt.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Student debt forgiveness is not in Biden’s 2022 budget, but it’s still in play

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Breaking 911: Dr. Anthony Fauci and Peter Marks said 40% to 50% of CDC and FDA employees are refusing the COVID-19 vaccine

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Fauci didn’t say half of CDC, FDA employees refused COVID-19 vaccine

Breaking 911 Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: Police defunding is to blame for “skyrocketing murder rates” in Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Portland, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (No evidence of a connection at this time)

Facebook post makes unproven claim about police funding and homicides

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Popeyes Sign Says They ‘Reserve The Right To Refuse Service To White People’

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Local Popeyes Did NOT Post a Sign Saying They ‘Reserve The Right To Refuse Service To White People’

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Val Arkoosh: Pennsylvania House Bill 118 of 2021 would fine women who have a miscarriage, or force them to pay for a fetal death certificate.

Snopes.com rating: Mostly False

Did Pennsylvania Lawmakers Vote to Fine Women Who Have a Miscarriage?

FALSE (International: India): Birds died of Covid-19 in India

AFP Fact Check rating: False

The image has circulated online since at least 2016

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