The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/23/2021

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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 Rush Limbaugh: Says Joe Biden and Democrats “have not legitimately won” the presidency.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

On Inauguration Day, Rush Limbaugh falsely claims Joe Biden didn’t ‘legitimately’ win

Rush Limbaugh Rating

Claim by MIT Technology Review: “COVID-19 immunity likely lasts for years”

Health Feedback rating: Mostly Accurate

Too early for conclusions on long-term COVID-19 immunity, but some findings suggest that immune memory against the virus lasts for up to eight months and possibly longer

MIT Technology Review Rating

Claim by Joe Biden (D): There’s been “a rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Joe Biden’s inauguration in extraordinary times, fact-checked

Claim via Social Media: Cornell University professor Rob Oswald said university labs are suing CDC saying Covid-19 does not exist

AFP Fact Check rating: False

False claim that Covid-19 is not real misattributed to US professor

Claim via Social Media: In his last letter to Joe Biden Donald Trump wrote ‘Joe you know I won’

The Quint rating: False

Did Donald Trump Say ‘He Won’ in His Last Letter to Joe Biden?

(International: Australia) Claim: The Australian government gave News Corp $50 million to maintain its regional newspapers before the company shut them down.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

News Corp and PM ‘defrauding the taxpayer’ claim is fake news

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