The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/3/2021

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 via Social Media: Trump got 74 million votes and there are only 133 million registered voters in the USA

USA TODAY rating: Mostly False

Fact check: Over 159 million people voted in US general election

Claim via Social Media: “The COVID-19 virus does not exist”; “The virus has never been isolated”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

The virus that causes COVID-19 exists and was identified and isolated multiple times by independent research groups

Claim by Viral image: claims that the multinational technology company Microsoft acquired Sony Corporation, a rival technology conglomerate.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Social Media Posts Falsely Claim Microsoft Acquired Sony

Claim by Social media users: A meme of election statistics discredits Biden’s victory.

USA Today rating: Missing Context

Fact check: 5 election statistics do not discredit Joe Biden’s victory

CLAIM: University of Florida researchers found “no asymptomatic or presymptomatic spread of Covid” in a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

AP Fact Check rating: False

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(International: India) Claim: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal offered namaz in Delhi’s Jama Masjid wearing a skull cap on the first day of the New Year.

India Today rating: Mostly false

Fact Check: Kejriwal did not begin New Year 2021 by offering namaz at Jama Masjid

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