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

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 Tom Tiffany (R): Says spending by Democrats is driving major jumps in car rentals, gas prices and hotel prices this summer

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Inflation has gone up since the start of the coronavirus pandemic — about 5% between May 2020 and May 2021. – Supply and Demand with a lot of travel)

Tiffany misses the point behind why prices are rising for hotels, gas and car rentals

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Bitchute Video: Ex Pfizer Employee Now Whistleblower Confirms Use Of Graphine Oxide in Pfizer, Moderna & Astrazeneca

Lead Stories rating: False (No Graphene)

Fact Check: Vaccines Do NOT Contain Graphene Oxide As Claimed By Ex-Pfizer Employee

Bitchute Rating

FALSE Claim by Emerald Robinson (Newsmax): “The CEO of Pfizer had to cancel a planned trip to Israel because he was not fully vaccinated. Let me repeat: BECAUSE HE WAS NOT VACCINATED.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Vaccinated)

FactCheck.org Pfizer CEO Got the COVID-19 Vaccine

Newsmax Rating

FALSE Claim by video posted by Steve Scalise (R): “Democrats have a history of vaccine misinformation and not trusting science.”

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios (The pot calling the kettle black)

Analysis | Scalise’s misleading clip job claiming ‘vaccine misinformation’ by Democrats

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “If your employer is mandating any pokes, do not quit. Make them fire you. That way you get unemployment benefits.”

PolitiFact rating: False (might not work out well)

Be careful, getting fired over a vaccine mandate may cost you unemployment aid

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by Daily Express: Eating plenty of colourful foods could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease according to research.

Full Fact rating: False (This research did not assess the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.)

Reported study doesn’t talk about Alzheimer’s – Full Fact

Daily Express Rating

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