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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/12/2021

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

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LIE
Claim by Robert F. Kennedy/Children’s Health Defense: The COVID-19 vaccine is the “deadliest vaccine ever made.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Health officials say that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and comparable to other vaccines.)

No, the COVID-19 vaccine is not the deadliest vaccine ever made

Children’s Health Defense Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Ivanka Trump Is Joining The Democrats To Run Against Her Dad.

Lead Stories rating: False (Still With GOP)

Fact Check: Video Presents NO Evidence Ivanka Trump Is Joining The Democrats To Run Against Her Dad

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): “Americans on average have about $100 more in their pockets each month than they did last year, after accounting for inflation.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Wages are up 4.1% since Biden took office, but they buy 2.8% less due to inflation.)

Biden’s Wage Claims: Mostly Malarkey

BLATANT
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Claim by Viral Post: A post shared on Facebook claims the omicron COVID-19 variant is named after a military code.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Nope)

FACT CHECK: Is The Omicron Variant Named After Military Codes?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by bestnewshere.com: Former President George W. Bush Was Arrested On Veterans Day, Denied Tribunal Extension.

Lead Stories rating: False (Give me a break)

Fact Check: Former President George W. Bush Was NOT Arrested On Veterans Day, Denied Tribunal Extension

Best News Here Rating

FALSE (International: Nigeria): “As far as African countries are concerned, it is only Nigeria that has been taken off the impunity index.”

Africa Check rating: Incorrect

Is Nigeria’s absence from global impunity index evidence of better press freedom and human rights, as justice minister claimed?

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One thought on “The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/12/2021

  1. Regarding the VAERS fact check…I think it would be very informative if you could present a percentage of reporters of adverse events broken down by healthcare providers (doctors, nurses or clinicians) and just a random person who is not any one of these. This would give a better look into the reliability of the data and this fact check than simply giving the impression that the data can be fraudulant.

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