The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/4/2021

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: Emails show “Fauci’s fellow scientist could tell early on that the (coronavirus) looked manufactured.”

PolitiFact rating: False (One scientist wrote it was possible, but did not have evidence)

No, emails to Fauci don’t show early agreement that virus was man-made

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): Two Democratic senators vote more with Republicans than Democrats.

The Dispatch Fact Check rating: False (While Manchin and Sinema did vote with Republicans around 50% of the time during Trump, thus far under Biden they have voted 100% for the Biden agenda)

Do Two Democratic Senators ‘Vote More’ With Republicans?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Research in The Lancet shows Covid-19 vaccines offers little to no protection

AFP Fact Check rating: False (nope it didn’t say that)

Medical journal did not say Covid-19 vaccines offer limited protection

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Tucker Carlson: In June 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden said white Republican men were more dangerous than the Islamic State group.

Snopes.com rating: False ( Joe Biden said that “White Supremacist Terrorism” is a greater threat than ISIS as both Trump’s and Biden’s intelligence agencies have reported. It is Tucker Carlson who equated White Supremacists with Republicans)

No, Biden Did Not Say ‘White Republican Men’ Are ‘More Dangerous Than Isis’

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Fauci’s Email On Masks Conflicts With What He Was Saying Publicly

Lead Stories rating: False ( it was exactly what he was saying and at that point, there were only 14 cases of Covid in the USA and therefore no need for a mask.)

Fact Check: Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Private Email On Masks, Dated February 2020, Does NOT Conflict With What He Was Saying Publicly Around That Time

FALSE (International: China): Mars video taken by Chinese rover Zhurong

AFP Fact Check rating: False

These images were taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/4/2021"

  1. JohnS0603 | June 4, 2021 at 1:14 pm |

    Comment: I find that your choice of layout is jarring, and that it distracts from what I believe is your journalistic vision…
    I keep finding myself reaching for the technical term “sloppy”.
    Please assure us that you are still experimenting with the layout parts, and haven’t settled on one yet.
    Otherwise, I applaud your work; it is a welcome new voice. Thanks!

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