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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/7/2021

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Each day Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers that are either a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) or have been verified as credible by MBFC. Further, we review each fact check for accuracy before publishing. (D. Van Zandt)

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

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “Independent analysis shows that if we pass this [infrastructure] plan, the economy will create 19 million jobs — good jobs, blue-collar jobs, jobs that pay well.” rating: False (It will create 2.7 million)

Biden, Buttigieg Exaggerate Projected Job Gains in Infrastructure Plan

Claim via Social Media: Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, Ginni, paid for buses to take protestors to Washington, D.C., for the Jan. 6, 20201 Capitol protest

Lead Stories rating: False (No evidence)

Fact Check: NO Proof Justice Clarence Thomas And His Wife Ginni Thomas Chartered Buses For January 6, 2021, Capitol Protesters

Claim by Before It’s News: Navy SEALs found over 1,000 trafficked children and dead bodies on the Evergreen ship that blocked the Suez Canal.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, trafficked children, dead bodies were not removed from ship that blocked the Suez Canal

Before It’s News Rating

Claim by viral video: the video shows people posing as fake COVID-19 victims “for the news,” including one smoking a cigarette

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show People Posing As COVID-19 Fatalities ‘For The News’?

Claim by Tom Nelson (D): “Right now, two-thirds of the U.S. Senate is composed of millionaires.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Democrat Tom Nelson right on claim that two thirds of US senators are millionaires

(International: India) Claim: WHO said India will see 50,000 deaths by April 15

BOOM Live rating: False

WHO Rubbishes Video Claiming It Said India to See 50k Deaths By April 15

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