The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/13/2021

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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 via Social Media: A second impeachment means Donald Trump loses his lifetime pension, travel allowance, Secret Service detail, and his ability to run for public office.

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Fact-checking a viral post about impeachment and Trump’s post-presidency benefits

Claim by Viral image: the image shows a letter House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler that tells him to “stick to the proven Democratic Play book.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Nancy Pelosi Send This Letter To Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler?

Claim by Sherrod Brown (D): Black Lives Matter protesters outside the White House faced a more militarized response than rioters who assaulted the Capitol.

PolitiFact rating: True

Black Lives Matter protests faced a more militarized response than Capitol mob

Claim via Social Media: Video clip shows Trump family celebrating during Capitol riot

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Video shows Trump family in tent before Jan. 6 rally

Claim via Social Media: Video shows man upset because he was added to the no-fly list for storming the Capitol.

PolitiFact rating: False

No, this isn’t a video of a Capitol rioter upset because he’s on the no-fly list

(International: Australia) Claim: A Facebook post suggests Australia’s public broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, predicted that New York City would be underwater due to climate change by 2015.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

No, the ABC didn’t predict New York would be underwater by 2015

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.



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