The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/6/2021

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 Mike Gallagher (R): “Congress has one job here: to count electoral votes that have in fact been cast by any state.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Congress’s task is simply to count electoral votes Jan. 6

Claim by The American Institute for Economic Research and The Last Refuge: Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 never occurs.

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Asymptomatic and presymptomatic people can spread COVID-19

American Institute for Economic Research Rating, The Last Refuge Rating

Claim via Social Media: Any Hospital Surge we are experiencing is nothing out of the Normal for Flu Season

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: COVID-19 Hospital Surges Are NOT Just Like Flu Season Hospital Surges

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Suitcases full of 18,000 votes, all for Biden, were brought into a Georgia vote processing facility while workers were not present

The Dispatch Fact Check rating: False

Fact Checking Trump’s Claims From His Call With Brad Raffensperger

Claim by thegatewaypundit.com: Georgia Ballots Were Printed DIFFERENTLY for GOP Areas vs. DEM Areas

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Georgia Ballots Were NOT Printed Differently for GOP Areas Versus Democrat Areas To Enable Election Rigging

Gateway Pundit Rating

(International: Philippines) Claim: Video shows Filipino village official beating a man for violating coronavirus restrictions by not wearing a face shield

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Doctored video shared alongside false claim that Filipino official ‘beat man for violating coronavirus restrictions’

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  2. Charlotte Archer |January 6, 2021 at 2:43 pm |

    I love your site, and as an instructor (Sociology) have used it to show my students how to fact check and know whether the stories they are reading (and the sources they are using) are reliable. I understand that you need to support the site with ads, HOWEVER… given the nature of the site, I would think you would filter the type of ads that appear on your site as they are corrupting the purpose of your site. Checking the site today the first ad that appeared on the Home Page was a download link (potentially a phishing/malware link) for “Searches Central” which was right below where you instructed people how to search to “check bias of any source.” The huge, green “Continue” button could easily be mistaken by user to think that clicking that button is how you use your site. This is terribly deceptive advertising, and having such an ad on your site reflects poorly on you.

    In addition, the fact check page had an ad for an expose on “Clinton Corruption,” which is quite obviously a biased propaganda piece. Having the ad on your site could easily be construed to be an MBFC endorsement of that propaganda piece.

    It seems to me that these kind of advertisers decrease your credibility as a reliable place to come and look for fact checking and media bias analysis. Is there not some way that you can filter out ads which would run counter to your core purpose?

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