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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/18/2022

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: Photos show electric cars discarded in a garbage dump after batteries failed.

USA Today rating: False (A rideshare service went out of business and electric vehicles are being stored.)

Fact check: Electric vehicles stored when rideshare service failed

Claim via Viral Image: An email shows that employers are requiring employees to wear masks during Zoom meetings.

Politifact rating: False (Satire shared as real news by the gullible)

Messages about employer mask requirements for Zoom meetings originated on satire accounts

Claim by author Alex Berenson: “Danish researchers […] found protection against Omicron turned negative three months after the second dose”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (more disinformation from “The pandemic’s wrongest man”)

No, a study from Denmark didn’t find that COVID-19 vaccines make people more prone to infection; biases in the study likely led to underestimated vaccine effectiveness

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Half a million sharks could be killed to make the COVID-19 vaccine.”

Politifact rating: False

The COVID-19 vaccines won’t lead to the deaths of a half million sharks

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Ronald McDonald House Is Evicting All Unvaccinated Children.

Lead Stories rating: False 

Fact Check: Ronald McDonald House Is NOT ‘Evicting’ All Unvaccinated Children From Its Facilities

FALSE (International: Kenya): Barack Obama addressing people of Kenya prior to the 2022 General Elections. rating: False

Barack Obama’s Old Speech Shared With False Claim Ahead of Polls in Kenya | BOOM

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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