The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/5/2021

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: “The CDC lowered the PCR threshold while no longer recording asymptomatic cases…but only for the vaccinated.”

PolitiFact rating: False

The CDC did not change its criteria for what is considered a breakthrough positive COVID case

TRUE Claim: The West Virginia government is giving away a number of free guns through a series of lucky draws in a lottery for people who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot.

Snopes.com rating: True

Is West Virginia Giving Away Free Guns to Those Who Get COVID Vaccinations?

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim via Social Media: The New York Times published an old stock photo of a young girl and claimed Israeli forces killed her during its recent war with Hamas.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Issued Correction)

New York Times photo error provokes social media criticism on Gaza child

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Mike Lindell on Frank Speech: Absolutely 9-0 movie proves election fraud.

Lead Stories rating: False (more of the same debunked claims)

Fact Check: Mike Lindell’s ‘Absolutely 9-0’ Movie Does NOT Present Credible Evidence of Election Fraud

Frank Speech Rating

FALSE Claim by Viral Post: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out data showing seven out of 10 Americans are “declining” COVID-19 vaccines.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did The CDC Say 7 Out Of 10 Americans Are ‘Declining’ To Get COVID-19 Vaccines?

FALSE (International: India): Only Muslims can be treated at Islamia Hospital in Kolkata and only Muslim doctors work there.

The Quint rating: False

Fact Check | Kolkata’s Islamia Hospital Favouring Muslims: Claim on Bengal’s Islamia Hospital Favouring One Religion is False

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