The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/01/2023

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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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Claim via Social Media: Moderna mRNA COVID19 vaccines contain nanotechnology that interacts with 5G.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Possible – there is nothing in the mRNA vaccine that should interact in any way with 5G technology.)

Fact Check: Moderna mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Do NOT Contain Nanotechnology That Interacts With 5G

FALSE Claim via Social Media: A wind turbine must “spin continually for over four years just to replace the energy it took to manufacture it.”

Politifact rating: False (A wind turbine can produce in months, not years, more energy than was needed to manufacture it.)

A wind turbine can produce in months, not years, more energy than was needed to manufacture it

Claim by Top WEF Official: ‘Dangerous Conspiracy Theorists Must Be Eliminated’ – The People’s Voice

Lead Stories rating: False (No Such Quote)

Fact Check: ‘Top WEF Official’ Did NOT Say That ‘Dangerous Conspiracy Theorists Must Be Eliminated’

People’s Voice Rating

FALSE Claim by Live Action: Planned Parenthood aided sex traffickers.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence for this claim. Planned Parenthood put out a statement saying that the Live Action videos are edited.)

FACT CHECK: No, Planned Parenthood Does Not Aid Sex Traffickers

Live Action Rating

TRUE Claim by Antony Blinken: Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on July 23 that Ukraine has taken back 50% of the territory it lost since February 2022.

Check Your Fact rating: True (Ukraine has seized back about 53% of its territory it initially lost when Russia invaded in February 2022, according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

FACT CHECK: Has Ukraine Taken Back 50% Of Territory It Lost Since February 2022?

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by the Daily Sceptic: “Lancet Study on Covid Vaccine Autopsies Finds 74% Were Caused by Vaccine”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (The review isn’t a study published in The Lancet as some social media users claimed, but a preprint that was uploaded to a server associated with the journal. It wasn’t peer-reviewed or published in any scientific journal.)

Flawed preprint based on autopsies inadequate to demonstrate that COVID-19 vaccines caused 74% of those deaths

Daily Sceptic Rating

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