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

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 by via Social Media: “Fauci’s emails leaked.”

PolitiFact rating: False (nope, legally obtained through the FOIA)

Fauci’s emails didn’t ‘leak,’ they were obtained under federal law

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Unvaccinated people have to wear masks to protect vaccinated people

Health Feedback rating: False (Flawed Reasoning)

Fully vaccinated individuals are exempt from wearing a mask because they are less vulnerable to infection by SARS-CoV-2 than unvaccinated people

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Starbucks closed to educate white people about their racism.

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Sign)

Fact Check: Starbucks Location Did NOT Post Sign Announcing It Was Closed To ‘Educate White People’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Says Donald Trump signed the Insurrection Act and “still is president.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Did this really need to be fact-checked? Yes, because some people believe it.)

No evidence that Trump invoked federal Insurrection Act. And he’s not still president

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral post: claims that audits of Pennsylvania’s 2020 presidential election results revealed that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Repeating a long-debunked conspiracy theory. An audit revealed Biden won the state by 80k votes)

FACT CHECK: Did Audits In Pennsylvania Reveal That Donald Trump Won The Election?

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Pakistan): Photos show Pakistani journalist accepting an envelope from politician.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (Altered image)

Images of Pakistani journalist with opposition party chairman doctored to include

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