The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/26/2020

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. (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

Claim via Social Media: “This whole COVID thing? It’s a SIMULATION.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, COVID-19 is not a simulation

Claim by Viral Image: Justin Trudeau sitting in protest against India’s agriculture law reforms.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show Justin Trudeau Participating In A Protest In Support Of Indian Farmers?

Claim via Social Media: Common birthmarks are indicators of the MTHFR gene

Lead Stories rating: Not Proven

Fact Check: Birthmarks NOT Caused By MTHFR Gene Variants, Which Rarely Cause Disease, Are NOT Harmful For Those Receiving Vaccines

Claim by Viral Image: the image shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi didn’t actually receive the COVID-19 vaccine because the orange cap remained on the needle

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Viral Post Claims An Orange Cap Covered The Needle During Nancy Pelosi’s COVID-19 Vaccination

Claim via Social Media: Congress included a congressional pay raise in the COVID-19 stimulus and relief bill

Lead Stories rating: Pay Freeze

Fact Check: Congress Did NOT Give Itself A Pay Raise In The Pandemic Relief/Stimulus Bill

(International: India) Claim: The viral video is of a Muslim boy thrashing a Hindu girl for she rejected his proposal.

The Logical Indian rating: False

Fact Check: Video Of A Man Attacking A Woman With Machete Viral With False Love Jihad Angle

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