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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/17/2021

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 Joe Biden (D): “I’ve been against that war in Afghanistan from the very beginning.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Biden voted to launch the war in the first place, three days after the 9/11 attacks.)

Joe Biden wrong that he was against Afghanistan war from the start

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: the image shows what scientists have predicted Earth “will look like in 20 years from space if we don’t reverse climate change”

Check Your Fact rating: False (The image is of Venus from 1979.)

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show What Scientists Have Predicted Earth ‘Will Look Like In 20 Years From Space’ As A Result Of Climate Change?

FALSE Claim by Health Impact News: “2,809 Dead Babies in VAERS Following COVID Shots as New Documents Prove Pfizer, the FDA, and the CDC Knew the Shots Were Not Safe for Pregnant Women”

PolitiFact rating: False (Studies show that the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant people outweigh any known or potential risks, according to the CDC)

VAERS data misused to spread fears about vaccine’s impact on fetal health

Health Impact News Rating

FALSE Claim by trendingpolitics.com: Dr. Fauci Admits That Covid Vaccines May Actually Make People ‘Worse’

Lead Stories rating: False (Old Video taken out of context)

Fact Check: Fauci Did NOT ‘Admit’ That COVID-19 Vaccines May Make People Worse

Trending Politics Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Post: the World Economic Forum (WEF) reported about the omicron variant back in July.

Check Your Fact rating: False (They did not)

FACT CHECK: Did The World Economic Forum Report On The Omicron Variant In July?

FALSE (International: New Zealand): Billboard shows New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern telling Kiwis to get booster shot to get up to six months worth of freedoms.

BOOM FactCheck rating: False

‘No Jab, No Job’ Billboard Featuring NZ PM Jacinda Ardern Is Fake | BOOM

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