The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/13/2021

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 via Social Media: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was photographed holding a shirt reading, “Your mask is as useless as Joe Biden.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Posts Show Manipulated Image of T-Shirt Held by DeSantis

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Mike Huckabee: The CDC found its PCR test is unable to differentiate between different types of coronaviruses, including telling whether someone has COVID or influenza and has withdrawn its application for Emergency Use Authorization.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not true on either account)

Fact Check: It Is NOT True PCR Test Failed To Distinguish Flu From COVID And That CDC Dropped FDA Application Because Of Errors

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Dr. Dan Stock: Says the surge in COVID-19 cases is caused by “antibody mediated viral enhancement” from the COVID-19 vaccines.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Ridiculous and without evidence.)

No evidence that COVID-19 vaccines causing the summer surge in COVID-19 cases

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said COVID-19 vaccines are “failing” and vaccinated individuals can be “super-spreaders.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (nope, didn’t say that and it is not true)

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims The CDC Director Said COVID-19 Vaccines Are ‘Failing’

FALSE Claim by Rand Paul (R): “Most of the masks you get over the counter don’t work. They don’t prevent infection.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Masks limit virus spread)

Examining the false claims that got Rand Paul, Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended on YouTube, Twitter

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Philippines): Photo shows Manila mayor Francisco Domagoso filming movie during pandemic.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

This photo of Manila’s mayor was taken in 2019, not during the pandemic

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