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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/22/2021

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: “FEMA is paying for hotel rooms!!!” for Texas winter storm victims.

PolitiFact rating: False (Nope, a scam)

No, FEMA is not paying for hotel rooms for winter storm victims in Texas

CLAIM: People magazine video footage shows President Joe Biden stumped for words and unable to respond during an interview as his wife, first lady Jill Biden, looks on.

AP Fact Check rating: False (Doctored Video)

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Claim via Social Media: “The United States was energy independent in 2019 for the first time since 1957. In just 10 days we are sent back 50 years.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Impossible to determine at this point)

Do Biden’s executive orders have any effect on US energy independence?

Claim by Viral Post: Donald Trump Jr. said that Texas had a Democrat Governor.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Does not name Abbott)

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Jr Say Texas Has A Democratic Governor?

Claim via Social Media: COVID-19 vaccines caused miscarriages

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported 

COVID-19 vaccines don’t increase the incidence of poor outcomes during pregnancy, according to current safety data on COVID-19 vaccines

(International: India) Claim: Video shows Indian army removing Chinese bunkers from the bank of Pangong Tso lake.

BOOM Live rating: False

Video Of Uttarakhand Rescue Ops Viral As Army Destroying Chinese Bunkers

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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