The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/4/2021

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

Claim by Marco Rubio (R): Photos show Lloyd Austin without a face shield after he landed in the Philippines.

Politifact rating: Mostly False (two of those photos were taken in different countries, and Austin was recorded and photographed wearing a face shield in the Philippines.)

Why Rubio’s critique of Lloyd Austin’s face shield falls short

Claim: Swedish multimillionaire Johan Eliasch purchased around 400,000 acres of Amazonian rainforest in Brazil from a logging company for $14 million, solely to conserve the forest. rating: Mostly True

Did Swedish Millionaire Johan Eliasch Buy 400K Acres of Amazon Rainforest?

Claim by Terry McAuliffe (D): “Under Terry McAuliffe (there was a) record investment in education.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (when adjusted for inflation, McAuliffe’s spending did not rise to the education budgets signed in the three last years before the Great Recession)

McAuliffe claim about record education spending is flawed

Claim by Natural News: Vaccinated people are the super spreaders of COVID-19.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: CDC Director Has NOT Said Vaccinated People Are ‘The COVID-19 Super-Spreaders’

Claim by Nancy Pelosi (D): “The CDC has the power to extend the eviction moratorium.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Pelosi implies that the executive branch has clear authority to extend the eviction moratorium, but legal experts say it’s a long shot at best.)

Nancy Pelosi’s dubious claim about who can extend the eviction moratorium

FALSE (International: Japan): Black man punched in Tokyo during the Olympics

AFP Fact Check rating: False

This video was filmed in New York and not in Tokyo

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