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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/27/2022

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. We fact-check the fact-checkers and let you know their bias. 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

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Mike Huckabee and Right-wing websites: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study determined previous coronavirus infections offered greater protection against coronavirus than vaccination.

The Dispatch rating: Mostly False (This only applied during the Delta Variant and before booster shots and Omicron. Vaccination is still the most effective.)

Does Prior Infection Convey More Immunity Than a COVID Vaccine?

Gateway Pundit Rating, Western Journal Rating, Becker News Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “If the FAA is worried about what the 5G deployment will do to the planes, what do you think it will do to our bodies?”

Politifact rating: False (It won’t do anything your body. They are worried about wireless interference with instruments onboard aircraft.)

5G health concerns unfounded, not linked to aviation issues

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by infowars.com: COVID-19 Vaccines Are Growing New Variants Inside The Bodies Of The Vaccinated

Lead Stories rating: False (Pseudoscience)

Fact Check: COVID-19 Vaccines Are NOT Growing New Variants Inside The Bodies Of Vaccinated People

FALSE Claim by Social Media: NYPD arrests nine-year-old girl for not showing proof of vaccination.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Police did not arrest child at New York vaccine mandate protest

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): “If you’re white, you don’t get the [COVID-19] vaccine or if you’re white, you don’t get [COVID-19] therapeutics.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Not based on race and there are plenty of vaccines for everyone)

Trump on ‘Race-Based Medicine’ for COVID-19

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Purportedly shows an article published by The Guardian about Michael Spencer, a member of the U.K.’s House of Lords, funding a Congolese militia.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did The Guardian Publish This Story About Michael Spencer Funding A Militia In The Congo?

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