The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 7/13/2021

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 Just the News: “Records suggest more than 100 batches of absentee ballots in Fulton County could be missing.”

Politifact rating: False (no evidence)

No evidence of missing absentee ballots in Georgia’s 2020 election

Just the News Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Videos on Rumble and BitChute: COVID-19 mRNA vaccines can cause people to develop a magnetic force due to a process called magnetofection.

BOOM Live rating: False

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Do Not Make Humans Magnetic

Rumble Rating, Bitchute Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via viral image: Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared smoking marijuana and transgender women in the Olympics.

Politifact rating: False (fake tweet)

No, AOC didn’t tweet this about smoking marijuana and the Olympics

TRUE Claim: U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert tweeted the “easiest way” to make the COVID-19 Delta variant go away is to “turn off CNN” and “vote Republican.”

Snopes.com rating: True (Correct Attribution)

Yes, Lauren Boebert Tweeted That ‘Turning Off CNN’ was the ‘Easiest Way’ to Make the Delta Variant Go Away

FALSE Claim by gym owner Ian Smith: “82% miscarriage rate among women who got the [COVID-19 vaccine] between 30 days and 20 weeks pregnant.”

Health Feedback rating: False (flawed reasoning, no evidence)

Preliminary data indicate that COVID-19 vaccines don’t increase the risk of pregnancy-related adverse outcomes

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Nigeria): Claim by Multiple Sources: Photos of Nigerian separatists protesting at the White House

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Old footage shows supporters of Nigerian separatist Kanu Nnamdi at the Vatican, not the White House

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