The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/17/2021

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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 Before It’s News: “Inauguration Cancelled, Trump Remains in Office, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, MSNBC to Lose Licenses”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Bogus Claim Swirls Ahead of Biden Inauguration

Before It’s News Rating

Claim by NoTricksZone and Watts Up with That: “there has not been a long-term distinctive change in sea level rise rates in the last 120 years”

Climate Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Rates of global sea level rise have accelerated since 1900, contrary to bloggers’ claims

NoTricksZone Rating, Watt Up with That Rating

Claim by Viral image: A photo shows Democratic lawmakers wearing clothing and masks with the Nazi swastika.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

A group of Democratic lawmakers didn’t wear clothing, masks with swastikas. The image is doctored

Claim by multiple sources: Donald Trump’s second impeachment means he loses a substantial pension, a travel allowance, Secret Service protection, and the “ability to run in 2024.”

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Impeachment alone does not remove Trump’s benefits

Claim via Social Media: Michael Cohen helped Donald Trump settle a number of rape cases involving male and female minors.

Lead Stories rating: No Proof

Fact Check: There is NO Proof Donald Trump Settled Multiple Child Rape Cases For Millions Of Dollars

(International: India) Claim: Coca Cola launched bottles in support of protesting farmers

The Quint rating: False

No, Coca-Cola Hasn’t Come Out With ‘Support Farmers’ Bottles

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