The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/25/2021

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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 Donald Trump (R): “We built the greatest economy in the history of the world.”

PolitiFact rating: False

One last time (as president): Fact-checking Donald Trump’s departure speech

Claim via Social Media: Photo shows workers fumigating the Oval Office after Trump’s departure.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Photo Of Two People Fumigating The Oval Office Is NOT The Trump Oval Office

Claim via Social Media: CNN issued a correction about a story claiming Ted Cruz wore a QAnon pin after it turned out to have been a Doritos chip stuck to his suit

Lead Stories rating: Not Real

Fact Check: CNN Did NOT Issue A Correction Over A Ted Cruz Qanon Pin That Turned Out To Be A Dorito

Claim by Social media users: Barack Obama tweeted about President Donald Trump’s Twitter ban.

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Barack Obama tweet about Donald Trump’s Twitter ban is fake

Claim via Social Media: “CNN-NPR photojournalist Jade Sacker was embedded with antifa leader” during the U.S. Capitol attack.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Photographer with man arrested in Capitol siege was not working for CNN or NPR

(International: India) Claim: Indian Muslim cleric talks about injecting mind-controlling chip through COVID-19 vaccine

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Indian ruling party members amplify false claim that ‘Indian Muslim cleric warned of vaccine microchip conspiracy’

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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John

Any chance that there could be more daily posts? Six is small considering just how many ridiculous claims are being made. Also, a widget that could be installed on blogs (WordPress) and other sites would be very useful so that other site visitors could see the latest fact-checks. Educating the ignorant public is a thankless job, and there is a long, long road ahead. Keep up the good work!