The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/07/2023

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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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FALSE Claim via Social media: The DOJ dropped all charges against Bankman-Fried due to Biden donations

USA Today rating: False (While one criminal charge was dropped, Bankman-Fried is still facing trial on other charges, according to a spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office. The charge was dropped because of actions by Bahamian authorities, not due to an independent DOJ decision.)

Sam Bankman-Fried will still face charges in court | Fact check

FALSE Claim via Social Media: ESPN soccer analyst Shaka Hislop collapsed on air because of the COVID-19 vaccine.

PolitiFact rating: False (No Evidence)

Unfounded claims blaming COVID vaccine for ESPN analyst Shaka Hislop’s recent collapse spread online

Claim by Leading Report: BREAKING: A study conducted by scientists at the University of Colorado confirms the vast majority of humanity has gotten the COVID vaccine via ‘shedding,’ whether they wanted it or not.

Lead Stories rating: False (A complete lack of scientific understanding: Vaccines work by stimulating the immune system to produce an immune response without causing the disease itself. They do not shed or spread from person to person in the way that viruses do.)

Fact Check: Study Does NOT Show ‘Vast Majority Of Humanity’ Vaccinated For COVID-19 By ‘Shedding’ Of Vaccine From Vaccinated To Unvaccinated

Leading Report Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Dr Tedros doesn’t have his vaccination”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (The claim that the WHO Director-General isn’t vaccinated is contradicted by Tedros himself in the full version of the interview and by his own tweet showing him getting vaccinated a month earlier.)

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is vaccinated against COVID-19, contrary to edited video claiming otherwise

FALSE Claim by retired nurse John Campbell: One in every 35 people who received a Moderna COVID-19 mRNA-1273 booster vaccination suffered myocardial injury.

Lead Stories rating: False (There is no reliable evidence or data to support this claim. Such a high rate of adverse reactions would be highly unusual and would likely have resulted in widespread concern and investigation. The authors of the study cited to make the claim also downplayed the risk, saying “all cases were mild with only a transient and short period of myocardial injury.”)

Fact Check: Video, Swiss Study Do NOT Prove 1 In 35 Given COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Develop Heart Injury

FALSE (International: Russia): A video shows Russian Air Forces engaging in a combat with Wagner troops in Russia.

The Quint rating: False

No, This Video Does Not Show Russian Air Forces Fighting Against Wagner Forces

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