The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 7/21/2021

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: In the 2020 presidential election, “4,255 ballots in Fulton County, Georgia, were scanned multiple times” and “3,390 went to Biden.”

PolitiFact rating: False (There’s no evidence of thousands of double-counts.)

No proof of thousands of double-counted ballots in 2020 presidential race in Ga.

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: A Florida court was told that Rep. Ilhan Omar was recruited by Qatar

Lead Stories rating: False (No Connection)

Fact Check: In Dismissed Florida Lawsuit, NO Evidence Backed Deponent’s Claims That Ilhan Omar Was Recruited, Paid By Qatar, Passed Intel To Iran

FALSE Claim by Julián Castro (D): “Texas has the highest COVID positivity rate and case count in the nation.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Not Per CDC Data)

CDC Data Contradict Julián Castro’s Texas COVID-19 Claims

FALSE Claim by Ron Johnson (R): “The fact of the matter is it looks like natural immunity is as strong if not stronger than vaccinated immunity. … There is a risk to the vaccine. Again, it’s very small, but there are some pretty serious side effects, including death. We are already over 5,200 deaths reported…

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios (no evidence)

Analysis | Four Pinocchios for Ron Johnson’s campaign of vaccine misinformation

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “Biden concedes 6 million votes.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Biden misspoke about turnout numbers, but he didn’t concede 6 million votes

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by Social media: The Australian military is going door to door ‘looking for anti-vaxxers’

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: False claim about Australian military ‘looking for anti-vaxxers’

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