The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/3/2021

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 JB Pritzker (D): “You can’t actually use ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds” to pay down state unemployment insurance fund deficits.

Politifact rating: False (States can use money from the American Rescue Plan Act to restore their unemployment funds to pre-pandemic levels.)

States can use ARPA money to replenish unemployment funds, contrary to Pritzker’s claim

FALSE Claim via Social Media: The Arizona election audit has found 275,000 potentially fraudulent votes in one county

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Arizona audit hasn’t found 275,000 fraudulent votes

FALSE Claim via Social Media: The non-vaccinated don’t get tested, so the increase in COVID-19 cases is made up or due to the vaccinated

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

In the US new COVID-19 cases are concentrated in areas with low vaccination rate

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: claims PayDay candy bars is changing its name because the current name is “offensive to those who don’t work.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Is The PayDay Candy Bar Changing Its Name?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: A table shows “the PLANNED COVID-19 VARIANTS” and “when they will be ‘released’ to the media.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Flawed Variant Information Fuels Baseless COVID-19 Theory

FALSE (International: France): A photo shared on social media shows a huge crowd in Paris protesting France’s COVID-19 countermeasures on July 24, 2021.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Purported France protest photo is really a World Cup reboot

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