The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 7/01/2021

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 Derrick Van Ordan (R): Says Joe Biden “will force Americans to pay for abortion — on demand — up to birth.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Van Orden mischaracterizes what dropping the Hyde Amendment would mean for paying for abortions

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Buy yourselves charcoal activated tablets […] it will counteract most date rape drugs”

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (pseudoscience- seek medical help)

Activated charcoal tablets are unlikely to be effective in counteracting date rape drugs; individuals who have been given date rape drugs should seek medical attention

FALSE Claim by thecoloradoherald.com: Thousands of flights canceled as vaccinated pilots fall ill or die

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: NO Evidence To Back Claim That ‘Thousands Of Flights Canceled As Vaccinated Pilots Fall Ill Or Die’

The Colorado Herald Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Facts have now come out to show conclusively” that the 2020 presidential election wasn’t legitimate.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (baseless and debunked more than 6 months ago)

In attack on Bill Barr, Trump repeats falsehood about 2020 election

FALSE Claim by The BL: Secret documents show Moderna developed a COVID-19 vaccine before the pandemic

BOOM Live rating: False (conspiracy theory)

No, Moderna Did Not Develop A COVID-19 Vaccine Before The Pandemic

The BL Rating

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): By Daily Telegraph: Just 748.6 people per 100,000 died in England in May.

Full Fact rating: False. If May’s death rate was replicated over the course of a year, then 748.6 people per 100,000 would die. But about a twelfth as many people died in May alone.

Telegraph suggests 9% of England dies each year – Full Fact

Daily Telegraph Rating

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