The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 7/31/2021

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 by Rick Scott: “Thanks to the insane tax-and-spending spree of President Joe Biden and Democrats in Washington, we are seeing six straight months of raging inflation.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Spending increases inflation. Most spending came last year… Since last year, Washington has pumped about $4.5 trillion into the economy.)

Blame Joe Biden for inflation? Most government spending came earlier

TRUE Claim by multiple left-leaning outlets: Then-U.S. President Donald Trump’s former chief political strategist Steve Bannon said “All hell is going to break loose” the day before the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Snopes rating: True (he did say it)

Did Bannon Say ‘All Hell Is Going To Break Loose’ Before Capitol Attack?

FALSE Claim by Elise Stefanik (R): “It is a fact that in December of 2020, Nancy Pelosi was made aware of potential security threats to the Capitol, and she failed to act.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (“The Speaker of the House does not oversee security of the U.S. Capitol, the Capitol Police Board does, and the Speaker does not oversee the Board.)

Republicans’ Shaky, No Evidence Attempt to Cast Blame on Pelosi for Jan. 6

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Social media: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said the Bible was written in English

USA Today rating: False (quote from a spoof meme directed at Michelle Bachmann in 2013)

Fact check: Quote about Bible falsely attributed to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: “CDC quietly deletes 6,000 COVID vaccine deaths from its CDC website total in one day.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (There hasn’t been any definitive proof that a COVID-19 vaccination led to someone’s death. CDC made an error on its website in reporting deaths that occur after vaccinations, but corrected it the same day.)

Reports to the CDC’s vaccine early warning system are not ‘vaccine deaths’

FALSE (International: Denmark): Claim by Multiple people: Danish farmers must set aside land for flowers for bees

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Danish farmers not required to set aside land for flowers

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