The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/11/2021

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 Media Research Center: Says there are fewer than 2,000 confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S.

PolitiFact rating: False (A chart from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is presented without its disclaimer — that the hospitalization data are for 14 states, not the entire U.S.)

Group falsely claims there are less than 2,000 current COVID-19 hospitalizations

Media Research Center

FALSE Claim via Social Media: A photograph shows U.S. Sen. Rand Paul receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.

Snopes rating: False (Miscaptioned vaccine photo was from 2015 for Hep A)

Did Rand Paul Get COVID-19 Vaccination in Viral Photo?

FALSE Claim by CDC Publishes ‘Green Zone’ Concentration Camp Protocol, Preparing Masses Imprisonment

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: The CDC Did NOT Publish ‘Green Zone Concentration Camp Protocol’ Preparing For Mass Imprisonment

Red Voice Media Rating

FALSE Claim by The Highwire and Arutz Sheva: Natural immunity is far superior to COVID-19 vaccines

Health Feedback rating: False (Vaccines are a safer method of acquiring immunity)

COVID-19 vaccines are a much safer way of acquiring immunity than infection, which requires exposing the person to risks from the disease

The Highwire Rating, Arutz Sheva Rating

FALSE Claim by Viral Rumor: claims the Delta variant is being spread through individuals who are vaccinated against COVID-19, while unvaccinated people aren’t spreading the virus

Check Your Fact rating: False (It can be spread by both, but the unvaccinated are more likely to be hospitalized or die)

FACT CHECK: Do Unvaccinated People Not Spread COVID-19?

FALSE (International: South Africa): Unemployment among black South Africans increased from 1.6 million in 1994 to 20.9 million in 2020, jumping by 15 million from 2019 because of the Covid pandemic.

Africa Check rating: Incorrect

Are 20 million black South Africans unemployed, compared to 1.6 million in 1994? Viral graphic gets it wrong

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.

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