The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/24/2021

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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 Rand Paul (R): “In fact, government statistics say almost 4 million people will lose their jobs if you mandate a $15 an hour job minimum wage.”

FactCheck.org rating: Distorts the Facts

Paul Distorts CBO’s Estimate on Impact of $15 Minimum Wage

Claim by Daily Mail and Sky News Australia: “Earth’s climate is ‘cyclical’ as new study claims an ice age is coming”

Climate Feedback rating: Very Low Scientific Credibility

Video interview of Ian Plimer at Sky News falsely claims that a new study announces an incoming ice age, partly based on an incorrect Daily Mail headline

Daily Mail Rating, Sky News Australia Rating

Claim by Steven Baker: COVID-19 vaccines will “create millions and millions of people with an autoimmune disease.”

FactCheck.org rating: Unsupported

Viral Video Makes False and Unsupported Claims About Vaccines

Claim by thedcpatriot.com: The Arizona Senate President release evidence of voter fraud one hour after Joe Biden was sworn in as president

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Arizona Senate President Did NOT Release Evidence Of Voter Fraud One Hour After Biden Was Sworn In

The DC Patriot Rating

Claim by Jordan Rachel (Turning Point USA): A $15-per-hour minimum wage would raise the price of a Taco Bell burrito to $38.

PolitiFact rating: False

Minimum wage increases and the myth of the $38 burrito

Turning Point USA Rating

(International: India) Claim: President Joe Biden addresses PM Modi as “World Leader”

The Quint rating: False

No, US President Joe Biden Didn’t Call PM Modi a ‘World Leader’

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