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|Claim via Social Media: “Antifa was already inside the Capitol with floor plans dressed as Trump supporters” on Jan. 6, 2021, proving the attack “was 100% a setup.”
PolitiFact rating: False (A video captured amid the attack does not show antifa; it shows a group of pro-Trump rioters. A University of Chicago research group that has examined 900 people charged to date has found no evidence of antifa involvement in the day’s events.)
No, video of rioters discussing Capitol ‘floor plan’ doesn’t prove Jan. 6 was antifa setup
|FALSE||Claim by Charlie Kirk: Canadian data shows vaccinated people more likely to die from COVID-19; COVID-19 vaccines alter our DNA; hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin cure COVID-19
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (No evidence COVID-19 vaccines alter people’s DNA, less likely to die if vaccinated. Studies so far have shown that hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin are ineffective at treating or preventing COVID-19.)
COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of death from COVID-19; the vaccines don’t alter our DNA
|Claim by Dave La Rock (R): “Virginia now has the most liberal abortion laws in the world.”
Politifact rating: Mostly False (Virginia allows elective abortions through the second trimester of pregnancy, or about 26 weeks. The Guttmacher Institute considered additional aspects of abortion laws and found 11 states to be more protective of the procedure than Virginia.)
No, Virginia does not have ‘the most liberal abortion laws in the world’.
|Claim by Joe Biden (D): “This will not only lower the cost of prescription drugs and health care for families, it will reduce the deficit and help fight inflation.”
The Washington Post rating: Mostly False (Not immediate relief.)
Analysis | Biden’s claim that the drug-price bill will ‘help fight inflation’
|TRUE||Was it said: Did Donald Trump Jr. make Reference The Godfather in His Texts to Mark Meadows
Newsweek rating: True (Donald Trump Jr’s request to Mark Meadows to “go to the mattresses” was a phrase used in The Godfather.)
Fact Check: Did Trump Jr reference The Godfather in texts to Mark Meadows?
|FALSE||(International: United Kingdom): Claim by The Expose: Data from the Office for National Statistics shows the vaccinated population were suffering immense immune system damage in April and May 2022.
Full Fact rating: False (No it doesn’t. It shows that vaccinated people are less likely to die with Covid than unvaccinated people.)
Vaccinated people are not more likely to die of Covid-19 – Full Fact
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