The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 7/23/2021

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 Bobby Scott (D): “Every Republican in Congress voted to defund the police when they voted against the American Rescue Plan.”

Politifact Rating: False (Nothing in the law cuts funding to police departments.)

Scott falsely accuses GOP of defunding police

FALSE Claim via Social Media: The passage of Prop 47 means that thefts involving property valued at less than $950 will no longer be prosecuted in California.

Snopes.com rating: False (Punishable by up to 6 months in prison)

Did Prop 47 Legalize Theft Under $950 in California?

FALSE Claim by Marjorie Taylor Greene (R): Questions about whether she’s been vaccinated are “a violation of my HIPAA rights.”

PolitiFact rating: False (HIPAA bars health care providers and insurers from sharing medical records without permission. It does not shield a person from questions about their medical information.)

Marjorie Taylor Greene says HIPAA shields her from vaccination questions. It doesn’t.

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral image: President Joe Biden announced that Americans not vaccinated against COVID-19 before 2022 will be put in “quarantine camps.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Say Americans Who Don’t Receive The COVID-19 Vaccine Before 2022 Will Be Put In ‘Quarantine Camps’?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Says “Jeff Bezos will put 300 (metric tons) of carbon into the atmosphere for 180 seconds in space.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen fueled his ride, not carbon-based fuels.)

How much CO2 did Bezos’ rocket ride release? Close to zero

FALSE (International: France): French President Emmanuel Macron announced that unvaccinated people would not be allowed to buy food at supermarkets from August.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

No jab, no baguette? Posts misconceive France health pass plan

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