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|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: The sale of more than 600,000 Wisconsin deer licenses shows that Wisconsin’s hunters are the “eighth largest army in the world.”
PolitiFact rating: False (A group of 600,000 armed hunters wouldn’t constitute a strikingly large global force.)
Deer licenses sold in Wisconsin don’t prove the state has one of the world’s largest militaries
|Claim by Naomi Wolf: Babies of vaccinated mothers are dying in disproportionate numbers and the COVID-19 vaccines are responsible
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (The city of Waterloo, Ontario reported 16 stillbirths as of November 2021, not 86, which was within the average based on previous years. Large-scale scientific studies haven’t observed a higher than expected rate of negative pregnancy outcomes in vaccinated women.)
Large-scale studies have found that COVID-19 vaccination doesn’t increase the risk of negative pregnancy outcomes, contrary to claim by Naomi Wolf
|TRUE||Claim by Democratic Party of Wisconsin: “The tax carve out (Ron) Johnson spearheaded overwhelmingly benefited the wealthiest, over small businesses.”
Politifact rating: True (NBER study found that the top 1% of Americans by income have received nearly 60% of the tax savings created by the provision. Most of that amount went to the top 0.1%.)
Yes, a tax break Ron Johnson pushed for in 2017 has benefited America’s wealthiest more
|Claim by rumble.com Video: Dominion voting machine manipulation is responsible for 2022 primary election problems In DeKalb County, Georgia.
Lead Stories rating: False (Tech Error)
Fact Check: Dominion Machine ‘Manipulation’ Was NOT Responsible For 2022 Primary Election Problems In DeKalb County, Georgia — It Was Computer Programming Error By State
|FALSE||Claim via Social media: A wind turbine needs seven years to replace energy used to make it.
USA Today rating: False (Wind turbines typically recoup this energy expenditure in less than a year.)
Fact check: Wind turbines quickly recoup energy used to make them
|(International: Nigeria): “According to the WHO, the monkeypox pathogen strain was imported from Nigeria, where the US deployed its biological infrastructure”
Africa Check rating: Incorrect
Health agencies deny reports of US-funded monkeypox ‘biolabs’ in Nigeria – and (still) no Russian request for WHO investigation
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