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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/17/2021

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 by Laura Ingraham: “You may not have stayed in a hotel in the past year, but illegals arriving since Biden’s inauguration, they get to stay free of charge.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Misleading: migrants seeking asylum have been quarantining in a hotel before traveling elsewhere to await their court cases.)

Fact-checking Laura Ingraham’s claim about immigrants staying in hotels

Claim by Tucker Carlson: Bank of America is “without the knowledge or the consent of its customers, sharing private information with federal law enforcement agencies.” 

The Dispatch rating: False (They disclose sharing info)

Is Bank of America Giving Away Customer Data Without Consent?

Claim by Ron Johnson (R): Says Jan. 6 Capitol riot “didn’t seem like an armed insurrection.”

Politifact Rating: Pants on Fire ( guns, explosives and other weapons seized)

Yes, Jan. 6 Capitol assault was an “armed insurrection”

Claim via Social Media: Oil is now $61.30 a barrel. The day Joe took office it was right around $25.

Lead Stories rating: False (was $53 on Inauguration day and $58 as of Feb 11.)

Fact Check: The Price Of Oil Has NOT Increased From $25 To $61 A Barrel Since ‘Joe’ Became President

Claim by US Under Military Law, Congress Arrested, War With CCP Won and No One Knows It

Lead Stories rating: False (I have a bridge to sell)

Fact Check: US Is NOT Under Military Law, Congress NOT Arrested, Or ‘War With CCP Won’ — None Of It Happened

Before It’s News Rating

(International: Pakistan) Claim: State Bank of Pakistan imposes charge on ATM receipt

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Pakistan’s central bank did not order a fee on ATM paper receipts

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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