The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/26/2021

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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 Jeremy “Spike” Cohen (Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee): Says the Biden administration labeled Libertarians terrorists.

Politifact rating: False

No, Biden administration didn’t label Libertarians terrorists

Claim: The Washington Post updated an article to remove a quote from Kamala Harris that presented her in an unflattering light.

Snopes.com rating: True

Did The Washington Post Remove a Quote That Painted Kamala Harris in a Bad Light?

Claim: Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the vice-chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, created a channel on the popular messaging app Telegram and posted several dozen times there, sharing videos, images and phrases such as “nothing can stop what is coming” and “THE TRUTH WILL SHOCK THE WORLD.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

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Claim by Joseph Mercola, Children’s Health Defense, Zerohedge: “WHO Admits High-Cycle PCR Tests Produce COVID False Positives”; the WHO’s new guidance includes lower PCR thresholds

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Most positive COVID-19 PCR test results are true positives; WHO information notice didn’t change threshold or criteria for a positive COVID-19 test

Mercola Rating, Children’s Health Defense Rating, ZeroHedge Rating

Claim by InfoWars: China invested $400 million in Dominion Voting Systems

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Dominion Voting Systems foreign investment claim is false

(International: Pakistan) Claim: A doctor in Pakistan is offering free treatment to those in need.

BOOM rating: False

Photo From Yemen Shared As Pakistani Doctor Offering Free Service

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