The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 7/29/2021

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: A photograph shows members of the U.S. women’s soccer team kneeling during the national anthem at the Tokyo Olympics.

PolitiFact rating: False (Team members stood during the national anthem on July 21.)

It’s not true that the women’s US soccer team kneeled during the national anthem at the Olympics

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Viral Video: A video shows NFL quarterback Tom Brady playing catch with a throwing machine.

Snopes.com rating: False (Tom Brady is pretty good, but this video is fake)

Does Video Show Tom Brady Playing Catch with a Throwing Machine?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “Don’t believe the hype that Florida” COVID-19 “numbers are up. It’s a blatant lie.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (The blatant lie is this claim as numbers are up in Florida)

Florida’s COVID-19 numbers aren’t ‘hype.’ Right now, they’re quite bad

TRUE Claim by The Epoch Times: The CDC has found more cases of heart inflammation than expected in vaccinated young men.

Lead Stories rating: True (while the numbers are very low, they are higher than the general population)

Fact Check: COVID Vaccine DID Correlate To More Heart Inflammation Than Expected In Teen Males

The Epoch Times Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: There are “22 million illegal aliens living in America and … voting illegally.”

PolitiFact rating: False (We say Blatant Lie. Credible organizations say 11 million migrants are illegal and very few vote illegally.) 

No evidence for viral claim that ’22 million illegal aliens’ are ‘voting illegally’

FALSE (International: Philippines): Claim by President Rodrigo Duterte: ABS-CBN cheated government in ‘billions’ in taxes

FactRakers rating: False

Fact-checking the 2021 SONA

ABS-CBN Rating

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