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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/08/2021

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

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Tucker Carlson: Federal agents directly incited people on Jan. 6, 2021, and “intentionally entrapped” American citizens.

PolitiFact rating: False (There is no credible evidence of this conspiracy theory, and Carlson’s piece doesn’t present any. The film points to unverified, anecdotal accounts and circumstantial speculation.)

Tucker Carlson’s conspiracy theory about FBI and Jan. 6 continues to be wrong

FALSE Claim by brownstone.org: 19 Studies On COVID Vaccine Efficacy Do Raise Doubts On Vaccine Mandates

Lead Stories rating: False (Vaccines Work)

Fact Check: These 19 Studies On COVID Vaccine Efficacy Do NOT Prove Vaccines Are Ineffective

Brownstone Institute Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Social Media and echoed by Ron Desantis: Florida has the “lowest Covid rates in the country without having to institute communist mandates & lockdowns.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (Daily case rate is low, but Florida has the 10th highest rate overall.)

DeSantis, Social Media Posts Mislead on COVID-19’s Toll in Florida

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Rumble Video: Zelenko Interview Shows World Is Living Through A Global Biological Weapons Attack.

Lead Stories rating: False (debunked and unproven conspiracies)

Fact Check: Zelenko Interview Does NOT Show World Is Living Through Global Biological Weapons Attack — It’s Laundry List Of Disproven COVID Vaccine Claims

Rumble Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Steven Koonin: “Greenland’s ice sheet isn’t shrinking any more rapidly today than it was 80 years ago.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (2012 and 2019 had the largest ice losses since regular monitoring of the ice began in the 1950s.)

Greenland lost ice faster this decade than 80 years ago

FALSE (International: Japan): Japan stopped its vaccine rollout and switched to ivermectin

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Japan has not halted vaccines for ivermectin

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