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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

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

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

Claim by 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.” 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?

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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