Social Media Fact Check: May 8, 2021

  • Jockey John Velazquez sprays champagne after winning the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby May 1 on Medina Spirit at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Stories circulating online incorrectly claim Velazquez turned down a White House invite saying that if he wanted to see a horse’s behind he would have come in second place. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

  • Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted Thursday by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool, File)

  • This mobile phone app screen shot shows the logo for Dogecoin. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • A pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site March 2 at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine. Stories circulating online incorrectly assert that Pfizer admitted in its COVID-19 clinical trial protocol document that vaccinated people can “shed” the vaccine, emitting materials that can spread to unvaccinated people by inhalation or skin contact. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: