The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 7/07/2021

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 Lori Lightfoot (D): Cook County’s criminal courts “have been shut down for 15 months.”

Politifact rating: False

No, Cook County criminal courts haven’t been ‘shut down’ for 15 months

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Plants can analyze human DNA and transform into personally customized superfoods

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Plants exposed to human saliva won’t turn into superfoods

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Donald Trump (R): Says Republican leaders “are working hard to cover up election corruption in Wisconsin.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Trump misses mark on claim that Wisconsin Republicans refuse to investigate 2020 election

FALSE Claim by coolnewfinds.com: smartDOT re-tunes EMF radiation from all devices as featured in Business Insider, Bustle and Ecologist.

Lead Stories rating: False (unproven)

Fact Check: SmartDOT Radiation Protection Advertising Claims Are NOT Proven

FALSE Claim by Viral image: claims adding human saliva to the “seed of an edible plant” will allow it to become a “superfood.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does Human Saliva Turn Plants Into ‘Superfood’?

MOSTLY
TRUE
(International: Kenya): Claim by Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua – “Kenya’s elephant population has gradually increased at an annual rate of approximately 2.8% over the last three decades amid declining poaching.”

Africa Check rating: Mostly correct

Yes, Kenya’s elephants have increased in last 30 years but only census will plug data gaps

Xinhua Rating

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