The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 7/30/2021

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

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: Says Joe Biden “is restricting travel for Americans into Mexico, but is keeping the border wide open for illegal aliens to walk right into our country.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Continuing a policy initiated by Donald Trump to restrict Americans’ travel to Mexico, as a way to fight the spread of COVID-19. The border is not wide open.)

US-Mexico border not ‘wide open,’ most people trying to enter US are turned away

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Detroit Black Girls Chess Team Got snubbed by Mainstream Media.

Lead Stories rating: False (Got local and national coverage)

Fact Check: All-Black, All-Female Chess Champions Did NOT Get Snubbed By Mainstream Media

FALSE Claim by Social media posts: “FDA confirms PCR tests not accurate for testing COVID.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Viral Posts Misrepresent CDC Announcement on COVID-19 PCR Test

FALSE Claim via Social Media: U.S. Is The Only Country Without Universal Healthcare

Lead Stories rating: False (US is not the only one.)

Fact Check: US Is NOT The Only Country Without Universal Health Care, Contrary To Meme Map

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: People charged in the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol are “political prisoners” and “non-violent trespassers” who have been held in solitary confinement for the past six months.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Charged with assaulting officers and trespassing, not based on political beliefs. Most have been released from prison, but a few are in solitary confinement.)

Jailed defendants in Jan. 6 attack aren’t ‘political prisoners.’ They’re charged with real crimes.

FALSE (International: France): Claim by Hal Turner Radio Show: Emmanuel Macrons’ security detail resigned to protest a new bill imposing health passes to participate in public life.

BOOM Live rating: False

Emmanuel Macron’s Security Detail Has Not Resigned Due To COVID-19 Bill

Hal Turner Rating

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