The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/31/2022

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Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other

Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

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FALSE Claim via Social Media: Dr. Birx “changes tune on” COVID-19 vaccines and “admits vaccines don’t work.”

Politifact rating: False (She has been consistent. In a July 22 Fox News interview, she said, “I think we overplayed the vaccines, and it made people then worry that it’s not going to protect against severe disease and hospitalization. It will.” She also recommended people be vaccinated, saying, “we do believe it will protect you.”)

No, Deborah Birx didn’t change her ‘tune’ on COVID vaccines

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Post: claims President Joe Biden signed the ‘Drag Queen Initiative,’ which makes publicly criticizing pedophiles a federal offense

Check Your Fact rating: False (The tweet stems from a satirical account and shared by the gullible. There are no credible reports to suggest Biden signed such an initiative.)

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Sign An Initiative Outlawing Criticism Of Pedophiles?

NO
EVIDENCE
Claim by Jimmy Dore: The current monkeypox outbreak is a result of a lab leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

FactCheck.org rating: No Evidence (Baseless claim)

Posts Distort Chinese Research Creating Fragment of Monkeypox Viral Genome

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Social media users, Diamond and Silk: No one was arrested inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021

USA Today rating: False (Several people were arrested inside the Capitol on the day of the attack, and hundreds of arrests have been made since.)

Fact check: False claim that no arrests were made in Capitol on Jan. 6

Diamond and Silk Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Jim Jordan told Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, “You’re just dumb.”

Politifact rating: False (Didn’t say it.)

Video doesn’t show Jim Jordan insulting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

FALSE (International: Canada): Three doctors in Canada died after receiving a fourth COVID shot.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Related)

Fact Check: NO Evidence 3 Canadian Doctors Died After Receiving 4th COVID-19 Shot

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