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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/20/2021

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 via Social Media: Does Mike Lindell’s interview on alleged election fraud contain only factual and proven statements?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Mike Lindell Interview On Alleged Election Fraud Relies On Debunked ‘Data’

Claim by Children’s Health Defense: “Thousands of COVID Vaccine Injuries and 13 U.S. Deaths Reported in December Alone”; “In December, 3,916 COVID vaccine-related adverse events, including 13 deaths, were reported to VAERS”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

VAERS reports alone don’t demonstrate that the COVID-19 vaccines caused adverse events; evidence does not indicate vaccines caused Bell’s palsy and deaths

Children’s Health Defense Rating

Claim by Donald Trump Jr.: A video shows Joe Biden lost and confused on stage.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Donald Trump Jr. tweets altered video of Joe Biden event

Claim by Multiple sources: Retractable syringes used in Covid-19 vaccinations

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Footage of movie props and flu shot clips used to falsely claim world leaders’ Covid-19 vaccines were ‘staged’

Claim via Social Media: Chemtrails proof has been declassified.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: These Photos Are NOT Associated With ‘Chemtrails’

(International: Philippines) Claim: The Philippines is rich in deuterium, which is “natural water,” “heavy water,” or “hydrogen water without oxygen.”

Rappler rating: False

FALSE: Philippines is rich in water called deuterium

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