The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/17/2021

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 by Nikki Fried (D): Gov. Ron DeSantis “signed a $1 billion tax increase on the people of our state, on our consumers, yet gave a $500 million tax break to our corporations.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (there was a 1 billion dollar sales tax increase that isn’t new; and the $500 billion tax breaks were signed by Rick Scott)

Fact-checking Nikki Fried’s attack on Ron DeSantis about taxes

FALSE Claim by thenationalpulse.com: 2018 Video Shows Wuhan Lab Partner Scheming on How to Make Money from a Pandemic.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: 2018 Video Does NOT Show Wuhan Lab Partner Scheming On How To Make Money From A Pandemic

National Pulse Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Says a 2010 Rockefeller Foundation report shows the COVID-19 pandemic and the international response were “meticulously planned at least 10 years ago.”

PolitiFact rating: False (debunked conspiracies)

A 2010 Rockefeller Foundation report does not show that the COVID-19 was planned

FALSE Claim by America’s Frontline Doctors: “The MHRA now has more than enough evidence on the Yellow Card system to declare the COVID-19 vaccines unsafe for use in humans.”

Health Feedback Rating: Misleading (does not show any new side effects)

Yellow Card scheme for adverse events does not suggest any new side effects of COVID-19 vaccines

America’s FrontLine Doctors Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Terry McAuliffe (D): “I inherited the largest budget deficit in the history of the state from the Republicans.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Inherited a Balanced Budget)

Terry McAuliffe keeps repeating bogus budget claim

FALSE (International: Canada): A COVID-19 clinic in Toronto lured children to accept a vaccination without parental consent by offering ice cream.

BOOM Live rating: False

Toronto COVID-19 Clinic Did Not Lure Kids With Ice-cream To Vaccinate Them

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