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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/23/2021

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 Mic Drop Politics: “German News Agency Tracks 75 Prominent Athletes Suddenly Dead Of Heart Attacks After COVID Vax”

Politifact rating: False (The claim cites a German news story, which did not report that all of the athletes listed had died, did not say they all had heart attacks and included a disclaimer that not all of the people listed became ill because of vaccination.)

Dozens of prominent athletes did not die of heart attacks after COVID-19 vaccination

Mic Drop Politics Rating

FALSE Claim by Kyle Becker: “The CDC Finally Admits a Massive Number of Americans Have ‘Natural Immunity’: 146.6 Million People”; 94% of Covid-related deaths were not caused by Covid-19

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect

Contrary to claim in Becker News article, not all cases of infection lead to immunity; falsely claims that most COVID-19 deaths weren’t caused by COVID-19 but by comorbidities

Becker News Rating

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Meagan Wolfe: “Only a court can decide that somebody is incompetent to vote” — the state Election Commission “cannot force facilities, private facilities, to allow special voting deputies”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Under Wisconsin state law, courts — and only courts — are changed with declaring individuals incompetent, and therefore ineligible to vote.)

Elections administrator right on who can decide when someone is incompetent to vote

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a new Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor in honor of Joseph Rosenbaum, a man who was shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse during an August 2020 protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Ben & Jerry’s Release A New Ice Cream Flavor In Honor Of Joseph Rosenbaum?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Steve Kirsch: Pfizer Vaccine Will Kill 117 Kids To Save 1 Child From Dying Of COVID In 5 To 11 Age Group

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Pfizer Vaccine Will NOT Kill 117 Kids To Save 1 Child From Dying Of COVID In 5 To 11 Age Group

FALSE (International: Australia): The Morrison government plans to force all age pensioners onto cashless welfare cards.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (There is no evidence the government intends to put all age pensioners on cashless welfare cards, a measure not permitted under existing legislation.)

Claim aged pensioners will be put on cashless debit cards is due for retirement

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