The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 7/16/2021

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 via Social Media: The number of children in seven countries “missing so far this year” range from 20,000 to 460,000.

Politifact rating: False

Social media post conflates reports of missing children with pending cases

FALSE Claim: Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert’s restaurant received a $233,000 PPP loan.

Snopes.com rating: False

Did Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Restaurant Receive a PPP Loan?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Daily Expose: A Lisbon court found only 152 deaths have been caused by Covid in Portugal.

Full Fact rating: False (A Lisbon court found doctors from the Ministry of Justice recorded 152 deaths have been caused by Covid in Portugal. Most deaths are recorded by doctors from the Ministry of Health. In total over 17,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Portugal.)

A Portuguese court hasn’t said there have only been 152 Covid deaths – Full Fact

Daily Expose Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Jeff Bezos is set to be a trillionaire, will have enough wealth to save the planet more than three times over

Lead Stories rating: False (No and no)

Fact Check: Jeff Bezos Is NOT ‘Set To Be A Trillionaire,’ Does NOT Have Enough Wealth To ‘Hoard 3x The Amount Needed To Save The Planet’

FALSE Claim by Jim Jordan (R): “Average gas price: June 2020: $2.21 June 2021: $3.07 President Biden’s economy!”

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios (gas prices fluctuate based on crude prices, which a President has little control over.)

Analysis | The bogus GOP claim that Biden is responsible for higher gasoline prices

FALSE (International: Germany): The image shows cars abandoned by Germans in protest of increased fuel prices

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Germans Abandoning Their Vehicles In Protest Of Fuel Price Increases?

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