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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/03/2022

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 via Social Media: The Brain Has 7 Minutes Of Activity After Death.

Lead Stories rating: False (Brain Dies Too)

Fact Check: NO Evidence There’s ‘7 Minutes Of Brain Activity Left’ After Death | Lead Stories

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Social media: CDC withdraws use of PCR test, admits it can’t tell flu from COVID-19.

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: The CDC’s PCR test will be withdrawn after Dec. 31

TRUE Claim via Social Media: The Alexa voice on an Amazon Echo device challenged a 10-year-old girl to touch a penny to the exposed prongs of a plug halfway inserted into an electrical socket.

Snopes.com rating: True

Yes, Alexa Challenged a Girl To Touch a Penny to an Electrical Socket

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Rumor: the new CNN program hosted by journalist Chris Wallace debuted with the “lowest ratings in cable news history.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (Wallace’s CNN+ show has not started yet.)

FACT CHECK: Viral Facebook Post Claims Chris Wallace’s First Show On CNN+ Got The ‘Lowest Ratings In Cable News History’

FALSE Claim by Viral Post: flu cases being instead counted as COVID-19 cases was the reason for low flu activity during the 2020-2021 flu season.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Viral Post Makes Inaccurate Claim About The 2020-2021 Flu Season And COVID-19

FALSE (International: India): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has said recently that he feels the BJP might come to power in UP.

The Quint rating: False

‘BJP Might Come To Power’: Mulayam Singh’s Statement From 2015 Shared Now

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