The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/12/2021

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 Ron DeSantis (R): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent guidance on students and masking “lacks a well-grounded scientific justification.”

Politifact rating: False (mask-wearing is effective in protecting children from COVID-19 and preventing COVID transmission in schools.)

DeSantis’ executive order misleads about the lack of scientific support for masking in schools

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Mike Lindell: Video shows 2020 election data for Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

Lead Stories rating: False (Uses duplicate data to skew numbers, either intentionally or by mistake)

Fact Check: “2020 Election Data” Video Posted to Frankspeech Has Identical Data For Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

FrankSpeech Rating

FALSE Claim by Dr. Daniel Stock: The COVID-19 vaccines “fight the virus wrong and let the virus become worse than it would with native infection.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Interesting to note that this Doctor sells vitamins and supplements)

Indiana Doctor Piles On Bogus COVID-19 Claims in Viral Video

TRUE Claim by Ted Lieu, John Bolton, Mark Milley: The U.S. military has imposed vaccine mandates before.

Newsweek rating: True

Fact Check: Has the US Military Ever Mandated Vaccines?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Fully Vaccinated In Italy Burned COVID-19 Green Passes In Solidarity With Unvaccinated

Lead Stories rating: False (Digital Passes – There is no paper passes)

Fact Check: Fully Vaccinated Individuals In Italy Did NOT Burn Their COVID-19 ‘Green’ Certification Passes In Solidarity With Unvaccinated Individuals — There’s No Paper Pass

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Japan): Japan’s newspaper calls Japanese gymnast and Olympic champion Daiki Hashimoto “national shame”

AFP Fact Check rating: False (Fake)

Doctored report falsely claims Japanese newspaper called Olympic champion a ‘national shame’

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