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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/06/2021

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
Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): On Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s loss in the Virginia governor’s race: “no governor in Virginia has ever won when … he or she is the same party as the sitting president.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (McAuliffe, himself, was elected governor of Virginia in 2013, when Democrat Barack Obama was president (and Biden was vice president)

Biden Botches Virginia Election History

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Scientists say this map represents the US in 30 years if we don’t reverse climate change.”

Politifact Rating: False (It was not intended as a prediction or depiction of what the U.S. could look like in 30 years due to climate change. But it has been used on social media to make that claim.)

Climate change will not sink the central US in 30 years, as Facebook post shows

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Dennis Prager: Infection-induced immunity is “by far the more robust immunity that one can have against COVID-19”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (Infection-Induced Immunity is effective, but there is no concrete evidence that it is more effective than the vaccine.)

Infection-induced immunity versus vaccine-induced immunity: Weighing the benefits and risks

Prager U Rating

FALSE Claim by Tucker Carlson: “DEA agent Mark Ibrahim was forced from his job and later indicted simply because he was near the Capitol protest on Jan. 6.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Ibrahim was indicted because he brought a gun with him onto Capitol grounds and then made false statements to federal agents.)

Carlson’s Jan. 6 documentary doesn’t tell full story about former DEA agent

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The White House referred to Christmas trees as holiday trees.

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: White House didn’t call Christmas trees ‘holiday trees’

FALSE (International: New Zealand): Eighty percent of pregnant women in NZ who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 experience miscarriages.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (There is no evidence of increased rates of miscarriage among vaccinated pregnant women in NZ or elsewhere.)

No, most vaccinated pregnant women in NZ haven’t miscarried

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