The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/14/2021

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

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “Forecasters on Wall Street project that over the next 10 years our economy will expand by trillions of dollars, and it [the infrastructure bill] will create an additional 2 million jobs a year beyond what was already projected.” rating: Mostly False (would create up to 650,000 jobs in the middle of the decade. But by the end of 10 years, it is projected to result in 100,000 more jobs, not 2 million.)

Biden and Buttigieg Overstate Jobs Impact from Infrastructure Bill

Claim via Social Media: CDC said more youths are being hospitalized from vaccines than the COVID-19

USA Today rating: False (opposite is true)

Fact check: Post misuses CDC data to make false claim on COVID-19 vaccine safety for youths

FALSE Claim by Jack Posobiec: The White House plans to call for lockdowns due to the delta variant and is “aiming for late 2nd week of August, per WH official.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Conservative pundits say Biden and Democrats want more lockdowns. That’s not accurate

TRUE Claim by Florida Department of Health: CDC corrected Florida COVID numbers after record high posted

Newsweek rating: True (CDC combined multiple days and then corrected)

Fact Check: Did CDC Correct Florida COVID Numbers After Record High Posted?

Claim by Gateway Pundit: More than 8 million excess votes for Biden counted during the 2020 election

USA Today rating: False (more conspiracies)

Fact check: 8 million ‘excess’ Biden votes weren’t counted in 2020

FALSE (International: India): PM Modi announces lockdown in the backdrop of an anticipated third wave of COVID-19

Newsmeter rating: False

Fact Check: PM Modi has not announced national lockdown

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