The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 7/20/2021

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

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “IF YOU ARE EATING FARM RAISED MEAT THE ANIMALS ARE BEING VAXXED SO U R VAXXED.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Meme Spreads Falsehood About Vaccine Transfer Through Eating Meat

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral image: An image shows President Joe Biden touching Olivia Rodrigo’s shoulders during a White House press briefing.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Joe Biden, Olivia Rodrigo did not appear in press briefing together with Jen Psaki

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Taxing churches in the U.S. would result in taxpayers only paying around 3% of what they pay now

Lead Stories rating: False (Bad Math)

Fact Check: Taxing Churches Would NOT Mean Everyone Would Only Pay 3% Of Their Taxes

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Over 74,000 More Mail-In Ballots Were Received And Counted In Maricopa County, Arizona, Than Were Mailed Out

Lead Stories rating: False (true tally shows there were 446,000 fewer mail-in votes than ballots sent out.)

Fact Check: There Were NOT ‘Over 74,000’ More Mail-In Ballots Received, Counted In Maricopa County, Arizona, Than Were Mailed Out

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Eric Trump: Image shows Hunter Biden painting ‘Trump won Democrats cheated’

USA Today rating: False (Altered)

Fact check: Photo of Hunter Biden is altered; Trump lost the election

FALSE (International: South Africa): South African police ask civilians to ‘shoot to kill’ looters

AFP Fact Check rating: False

South African police did not ask armed citizens to help quell unrest

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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