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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/31/2021

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 via Social Media: “Anderson Cooper floating the idea of withholding SS from the unvaxxed. Hope you enjoy what you voted for commies.”

Reuters rating: False (Anderson Cooper did not say he wanted to remove social security benefits from the unvaccinated during an August 2021 interview with Bill Gates.)

Fact Check-Anderson Cooper did not say the unvaccinated should be denied social security benefits in clip with Bill Gates

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Pfizer CEO Bourla talking about the microchip that will be in medications.  Sounds normal right?? Just a conspiracy theory?

The Dispatch rating: False (Yes, it is a conspiracy theory.)

Do Pfizer Vaccines Contain Microchips?

TRUE Claim by Donald Trump (R): COVID Testing has declined under Joe Biden.

Newsweek rating: True (Daily test numbers are lower)

Fact Check: Has COVID Testing Declined Under Joe Biden?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: COVID-19 vaccine caused football player Donald Parham Jr.’s heart to explode.

USA Today rating: False (The concussion did not create heart problems…crackpottery)

Fact check: NFL’s Donald Parham Jr. had concussion, not heart problem

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Dark colors on at home test strip shows COVID is in the water

Lead Stories rating: False (The est is not meant for water and produces an invalid result.)

Fact Check: BinaxNOW COVID Home Test Kit Is NOT For Use With Water | Lead Stories

FALSE (International: India): Shah Jahan Chopped Off Hands Of Workers Who Built Taj Mahal

The Logical Indian rating: False

Shah Jahan Chopped Off Hands Of Workers Who Built Taj Mahal? No, Viral Claim Is False And Baseless!

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