The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/9/2021

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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 Mo Brooks (R): “Evidence growing that fascist ANTIFA orchestrated Capitol attack with clever mob control tactics.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Mo Brooks pushes baseless claim that antifa orchestrated Capitol riots

Claim by The Washington Times: A facial recognition software company identified Antifa supporters at the Capitol Hill riots.

The Dispatch Fact Check rating: False

Did a Facial Recognition Software Company Identify Antifa Members at the Capitol?

Washington Times Rating

Claim by Marjorie Taylor Greene (R): “[A]ll of the cases that have been thrown out have been thrown out on standing, not the evidence of voter fraud.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

FactChecking the Electoral College Debate

Claim via Social Media: POLICE HAVE THEIR HANDS IN THEIR POCKETS AS OUR CAPITAL IS BEING STORMED NO TEAR GAS NO RUBBER BULLETS NOTHING.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Tear Gas WAS Used Against Mob At The US Capitol

Claim by Ted Cruz (R): “39% of Americans … 31% of independents … 17% of Democrats believe the election was rigged.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Ted Cruz’s misleading statement on people who believe the election was ‘rigged’

(International: United Kingdom) Claim: The number of deaths in England and Wales is below average for this time of year.

Full Fact rating: Incorrect. 

More people are dying than usual at the moment

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