The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/7/2021

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 Bob Good (R): “Wearing masks has not been demonstrated to make a significant impact in preventing the spread of COVID.”

Politifact rating: False (There is a wealth of global research that concludes masks, in general, significantly reduce COVID spread.)

Contrary to Good, masks have been shown to limit COVID spread

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Donald Trump wants his supporters to carry Trump cards.

Newsweek rating: True (Donation Solicitation for the “Save America Joint Fundraising Committee.”)

Fact Check: Does Donald Trump Want His Supporters to Carry ‘Trump Cards’?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Two federal government buses “stopped in front of a Mexican restaurant in the very small town of Green Cove Springs Florida… The passengers were illegal immigrants, straight from the southern border.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Not from the Government and not illegals)

Feds did not drop off immigrants illegally in the country at Mexican restaurant in Florida

FALSE Claim by Viral Image: California is sending out mail-in ballots for the upcoming recall election of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom due to the Delta variant.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Not due to Delta)

FACT CHECK: Image Claims California Is Sending Mail-In Ballots To Voters For Gavin Newsom’s Recall Election Due To The Delta Variant

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Kyrsten Sinema (D): “So, we’ve taken a lot of time to ensure that we were paying for this package,” referring to the bipartisan Senate infrastructure bill.

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (New CBO report shows over 200 billion in debt spending over the next 10 years.)

Senators Claim Infrastructure Bill Is ‘Paid For’; Experts Disagree

FALSE (International: Australia): The Australian army and NSW Health officials are forcing their way into people’s homes to vaccinate them.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

The Australian army isn’t forcibly vaccinating NSW residents

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