The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/19/2021

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 Jake Corman (R): Says unproven voter fraud claims didn’t play “any role” in the Capitol riot.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

Fact-checking a top Pa. Republican who said false election claims didn’t play ‘any role’ in the riot

Claim via Social Media: Video shows an assortment of military combat helicopters, including Blackhawks and Ospreys, buzzing Washington, D.C. on the morning of January 15, 2021.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Military Combat Helicopters, Including Blackhawks And Osprey, Flying Low Over Washington, DC On January 15, 2021

Claim via Social Media: there were fewer deaths in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic raging versus 2019 when there wasn’t the virus

Lead Stories rating: More Deaths

Fact Check: There Were NOT Fewer Deaths In 2020 With COVID-19 Versus 2019 Without The Virus

Claim via Social Media: National Public Radio (NPR) published a headline about Trump supporters storming the U.S. Capitol before the incident occurred

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did NPR Publish A Headline About The Capitol Riot Before It Occurred?

Claim by Just the News: “There is no evidence to support the contention that masks would stop influenza while failing to stop COVID”; “Influenza has been renamed COVID-19 in large part”

Health Feedback rating: Misleading

Lower flu activity this season likely due to COVID-19 restrictions, increased flu vaccination, and other factors, not to misdiagnosis of flu cases as COVID-19

Just The News Rating

(International: Ireland) Claim: Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Center said there are no records proving that COVID-19 exists.

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Filipina vlogger makes FALSE claim on COVID-19 yet again

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