The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/5/2021

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 via Social Media: “Thanks to (Israel’s) sacrifice, we now know that natural immunity is far superior with 1% experiencing re-infection while 40% of new cases were previously vx’d.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Comparing COVID-19 reinfection rates among the unvaccinated and vaccinated to gauge protection against the virus ignores the dangers of contracting COVID-19 and the protections against severe illness that vaccines provide. )

Reinfection rates do not tell the whole story about protection against COVID-19

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by dailyworldupdate.us: Trump Gets Subpoenas For Arizona Routers, Paving The Way To Reinstatement

Lead Stories rating: False (There is no way to reinstatement)

Fact Check: Trump Did NOT Get Subpoenas For Arizona Routers, They Could NOT Pave The Way To Reinstatement

Daily World Update Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “They didn’t allow” Simone Biles “to take her ADHD medication.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No evidence that Olympics barred gymnast Simone Biles from using a medication

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: the image shows an article from The New York Times with the headline: “Even If The Election Was Stolen, Recalling It Will Just Further Divide The Country.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (Photoshopped)

FACT CHECK: Did The New York Times Publish An Article Titled ‘Even If The Election Was Stolen, Recalling It Will Further Divide The Country’?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim: On Aug. 3, 2021, Jeffrey Toobin appeared on CNN to comment on the sexual assault allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Snopes.com rating: False

Did Jeffrey Toobin Comment on Cuomo Scandal?

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by The Daily Expose: A study on the effects of Covid vaccines during pregnancy shows 82% of respondents miscarried, contrary to what its authors claimed.

Full Fact rating: False (The study it is based on found the rates of miscarriage were no different to those before Covid-19, although it concedes that further research is needed.)

Study did not show 82% of pregnancies end in miscarriage after Covid vaccination – Full Fact

Daily Expose Rating

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