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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/07/2022

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 We Love Trump: “Pfizer CEO: New Pill Will Have a Microchip That Transmits Info Once You Swallow It!”

Politifact rating: False (The video clip of the Pfizer CEO is from 2018, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was referring to a drug that had just been approved for treating schizophrenia.)

Old video clip of Pfizer CEO is not referring to microchips in COVID-19 treatment

We Love Trump Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via social media: Fox News reported that Trump “vowed to pardon Ghislaine Maxwell if he wins in 2024.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (He did not say that)

FACT CHECK: DID FOX NEWS REPORT THAT TRUMP ‘VOWED TO PARDON GHISLAINE MAXWELL IF HE WINS IN 2024’?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Tylenol “ruins your ability to kill” COVID-19.

Politifact rating: False (Health officials have recommended the use of Tylenol and other fever-lowering medications to treat COVID-19 symptoms.)

No, Tylenol doesn’t ruin your ability to fight COVID-19

TRUE Claim by American Thoracic Society Critical Care Assembly: The math+ protocol retracted from Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.

Lead Stories rating: True (MATH+ is an experimental and controversial drug protocol consisting of blood thinners, steroids and vitamins that is advocated by the anti-vaccine group Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC).

Fact Check: Study Backing MATH+ Treatment Protocol For COVID-19 WAS Retracted After Hospital Questioned Data

FALSE Claim by Save America PAC: President Joe Biden “never had a” COVID-19 “plan.”

Politifact rating: False (As a candidate and as president, Biden has put forth a number of detailed plans to try to counter the virus.)

Biden’s ‘no federal solution’ clip doesn’t save Trump PAC’s attack on Biden and COVID-19 plan

FALSE (International: Philippines): Kris Aquino stole the jewelry of Imelda Marcos

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Graphic makes FALSE, UNPROVEN claims vs Aquino family – Vera Files

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