The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/15/2021

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 Joe Biden (D): “This isn’t going to be anything like my predecessor, whose unpaid tax cuts and other spending added nearly $8 trillion in his four years to the national debt.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (Trump did not quite add 8 trillion to the debt and Biden will increase debt significantly)

Biden Leaves Misleading Impression on U.S. Debt

FALSE Claim via Social media: If you have natural immunity from COVID-19, you don’t need the vaccine

USA Today rating: False (vaccines increase immunity for those with post infections)

Fact check: Vaccine has benefits even for those with past COVID-19 infections

FALSE Claim by viral post: Claims Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s medical license was revoked.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Was Rand Paul’s Medical License Revoked?

TRUE Claim by Gwen Moore (D): “324,000 pregnant people experience domestic violence during their pregnancy.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, about 324,000 Americans per year experience domestic violence during pregnancy

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by citizenfreepress.com: Germanys largest newspaper apologized for covid hysteria.

Lead Stories rating: False 

Fact Check: German Newspaper Bild Did NOT Apologize For ‘Covid Hysteria’

Citizen Free Press Rating

FALSE (International: India): Claim by China Daily: “Wilson Edwards, a biologist in Switzerland … said on his Facebook account: ‘As a biologist, I’ve witnessed in consternation over the past months how the origin-tracing of COVID-19 was politicized’.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

China Cites Fictitious Scientist to Muddy COVID-19 Origins, Then Covers Up

China Daily Rating

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