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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/15/2022

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 Joe Biden (D): As a youth, “I got arrested” protesting for civil rights.

PolitiFact rating: False (No evidence)

Evidence scant that Joe Biden was arrested protesting for civil rights

Claim by Video Shows New York Times Editor Who Died Of A Heart Attack Bragging After Getting Third COVID Shot.

Lead Stories rating: False (It is not Tejada)

Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Times Editor Who Died Of Heart Attack Bragging After Third COVID Shot

True Defender Rating

Claim by Joe Manchin III (D): The filibuster is “the tradition of the Senate here in 232 years now. … We need to be very cautious what we do. … That’s what we’ve always had for 232 years. That’s what makes us different than any place else in the world.”

The Washington Post rating: Three Pinocchios

Analysis | Manchin’s incorrect claim of a 232-year filibuster ‘tradition’

FALSE Claim by Tim Baxter (R): Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “says that all young people want to be socialists.”

PolitiFact rating: False (There’s no evidence she said that.)

No evidence that AOC said all young people want to be socialists

Claim by Viral Video: A video purportedly shows President Joe Biden being berated by a Mack Truck worker.

Check Your Fact rating: False (edited video)

FACT CHECK: Viral Video Of Biden Being Berated By A Mack Truck Worker Is Edited

FALSE (International: Niger): Claim by The Expose: The latest data from the UKHSA appears to show Covid-19 vaccines do not prevent hospitalisation or death from the disease.

Full Fact rating: False (No vaccine is 100% effective, but the Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective against hospitalisation and death. The data from the UKHSA cannot be used to estimate vaccine effectiveness.)

UKHSA data reaffirms that vaccines work against Omicron – Full Fact

The Expose Rating

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