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

MOSTLY
FALSE
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

MOSTLY
TRUE
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.

Snopes.com rating: Mostly True

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

MOSTLY
FALSE
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

BLATANT
LIE
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’

MOSTLY
FALSE
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

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

Video Advertisement

Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate the bias of media sources

NFN-Low Biased Factual News

Video Advertisement

Share:

Subscribe With Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to MBFC and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 21,283 other subscribers


Be the first to comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/4/2021"

Comments

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.