The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/2/2021

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: Mail-in voting requires no signature verification.

PolitiFact rating: False

Most states require signature verification for mail ballots

FALSE Claim via Social Media and previously Donald Trump: Pennsylvania sent out 1,823,143 mail-votes, but got back 2,589,242 votes.

The Dispatch: False (The numbers come from the 2020 primary election data, not the general election)

Did Pennsylvania Receive More Mail-In Ballots Than Were Sent Out?

FALSE Claim by Dr. Robert Malone: COVID-19 vaccines will cause the virus to be more dangerous, will make the SARS-CoV-2 more dangerous due to a mechanism called antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE)

Health Feedback rating: False (COVID-19 vaccines haven’t shown signs of antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) in animal studies or vaccinated people. On the contrary, evidence indicates that vaccination reduces the risk of infection and the severity of the disease.)

COVID-19 vaccines effectively prevent severe disease; haven’t shown signs of antibody-dependent enhancement as claimed by Robert Malone

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: General Motors admits 95% of energy for electric vehicles comes from coal

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Posts makes false claim about GM, electric cars

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Social media posts: Photo shows President Joe Biden’s motorcade being met by swarm of Trump supporters during Biden’s July 28, 2021, trip to Pennsylvania.

FactCheck.org rating: False (old photo)

Old Photo of Biden Motorcade Misrepresented Online

FALSE (International: Nigeria): Viral video claims Nigerian Senate is calling for division of the country.

Ripples Nigeria rating: False (The call for division mentioned in the video was not for the division of the country, but rather a terminology used in the house in the process of revisiting an issue earlier decided upon.)

FACT CHECK: Did the Senate call for division of Nigeria?

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