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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/27/2021

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. When appropriate we explain the rating and/or offer our own rating if we disagree with the fact-checker. (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

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Ben Wikler (D): Says Rebecca Kleefisch played a key role in the Foxconn deal, “the largest attempted government handout to a foreign company in American history.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Kleefisch was a strong proponent of the deal. She said she met with Foxconn officials during a 2015 trade mission to Taiwan, broadly discussing what Wisconsin would have to offer the company.)

Yes, Foxconn deal was largest government incentive package offered to a foreign company

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Bitchute Video: Celine Dion SEVERELY INJURED BY VAXXXINE.

Lead Stories rating: False (Didn’t happen)

Fact Check: NO Evidence Celine Dion Was ‘Severely Injured By Vaxxxine’

Bitchute Rating

FALSE Claim by Jim Banks (R): Says he is the ‘ranking member’ of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

PolitiFact rating: False (He is not on the committee)

Indiana congressman signed letter as top Republican on Jan. 6 committee. He’s not on the committee

FALSE Claim by thegatewaypundit.com: Wisconsin Had 89% Reported Turnout in 2020 Election

Lead Stories rating: False (73%)

Fact Check: Wisconsin Did NOT Have 89% Reported Turnout In 2020 Election

Gateway Pundit Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Convalescent plasma “is made up of antibodies from people who have recovered from the virus, but the vaccine wipes out those antibodies.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (It does the opposite and boosts immunity.)

Already Had COVID-19? Vaccines Boost Immunity, Not ‘Wipe Out’ Antibodies

FALSE (International: Sweden): Sweden is abolishing cash.

Full Fact rating: False (Cashless transactions are common in Sweden, but the government has no plans to stop issuing notes and coins.)

Sweden is not abolishing cash – Full Fact

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