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
|TRUE||Claim by Mark Born (R): “Before the pandemic, just over 40,000 were on continuing UI claims. Now, there are well over 100,000 on state (Wisconsin) or federal UI benefits.”
Politifact rating: True (accurate, as of May 22 there were 127,745 claims) State Rep. Born claim on unemployment claims since the pandemic is on the mark
|FALSE||Claim by Sky News Australia: Airlines in Spain and Russia are warning people who have been vaccinated against coronavirus not to travel because of the risk of blood clots.
Lead Stories rating: False
Fact Check: Airlines In Spain and Russia Are NOT Recommending Vaccinated People Should Not Travel — But Boy, Did This Rumor Travel
|Claim via Social Media: “All males who have been vaccinated” against COVID-19 “are effectively sterile.”
FactCheck.org rating: False
Research Rebuts Claims Linking COVID-19 Vaccines to Male Infertility
|FALSE||Claim by nationalfile.com: EXCLUSIVE: Biden’s Military Puts West Point Cadets in Solitary Confinement If They Refuse COVID Vaccine – National File
Lead Stories rating: False (Not Required)
Fact Check: Biden’s Military Does NOT Put West Point Cadets In Solitary Confinement If They Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine
|Claim by The Gateway Pundit: Says Joe Biden “imports oil from Iran.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (It was imported through seizure, it was not bought)
Did Biden ‘import’ Iranian oil? It was seized, not bought
|FALSE||(International: Philippines): President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the imprisonment of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo over sexual harassment charges
VERA Files rating: Fake
VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Videos on Duterte ordering arrest, jailing of Bishop Pabillo
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