The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/1/2021

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 by North Carolina Republican Party: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper “has not left the Governor’s Mansion since the start of the #COVID19 crisis.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

NC GOP wrong about Roy Cooper staying in mansion

Claim by Viral Tweet: the Nashville explosion was caused by a missile

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Was The Nashville Explosion Caused By A Missile Strike?

Claim by Pat Toomey (R): “In my state, as in many other states, we have governors who are closing down businesses again.”

Politifact rating: True

Fact-checking Sen. Pat Toomey’s comment that Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf is ‘closing down businesses again’

Claim via The Palmer Report: General Colin Powell urge the U.S. military to recall Michael Flynn and put him on military trial for sedition.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Did NOT Urge That Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn To Be Put On ‘Military Trial For Sedition’

Palmer Report Rating

Claim via Social Media: A registered nurse in Nashville claimed she developed Bell’s Palsy after receiving the Covid-19 Vaccine.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Tennessee Registered Nurse Did NOT Claim She Suffered From Bell’s Palsy After COVID-19 Vaccination

(International: Nigeria) Claim: €500,000 COVID-19 fraud was traced to Nigeria by Interpol.

Dubawa rating: True

How true is the claim that €500,000 COVID-19 fraud was traced to Nigeria by Interpol?

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