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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/01/2022

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 Viral Image: Biden said he wanted to resume building Trump’s wall.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Image Claims Joe Biden ‘Wants To Resume Building Trump’s Wall’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Social media users: Jen Psaki said, ‘If you don’t buy anything, you won’t experience inflation’

USA Today rating: False (Satire)

Fact check: Made-up Jen Psaki statement on inflation started as satire

TRUE Claim via Social Media: NASA provided $1.1 million in funding to a religious organization to study how humans may react to life beyond Earth.

Snopes.com rating: True

Did NASA Fund Theological Research To Study How Humans Would React to Aliens?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Todd Starnes: Covid-19 cases in 2020 were actually the flu.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (Crackpottery)

Posts falsely claim 2020 US flu cases misrepresented as Covid-19

Todd Starnes Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Covid-19 patient in hospital video is a crisis actor.

Reuters rating: False (legit patient)

Fact Check-COVID-19 patient had virus, not a crisis actor

FALSE (International: Congo): Images show roads in the Democratic Republic of the Congo before and after a project with Uganda.

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: New DRC roads not pictured in Facebook photos

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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