The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/31/2021

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 via Social Media: Says Joe Biden canceled the Keystone pipeline because Warren Buffett “donated $58 million” to his campaign.

PolitiFact rating: False

Post about Keystone pipeline falsely claims Buffett gave $58M to Biden campaign

Claim by Viral Image: the image shows a CNN Business article with a headline that reads, “White Supremacist Internet Gamers buy Gamestop stocks to purposefully bankrupt Jewish Hedge Fund on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A Real CNN Headline Related To GameStop’s Stock Price Increase?

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “84% of all new electric capacity planned to come onto the electric grid this year is clean energy.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Joe Biden: Clean energy to provide 84% of new electric power this year

Claim by Summit News: “Merck Scraps COVID Vaccines; Says It’s More Effective To Get The Virus And Recover”

Health Feedback rating: False

COVID-19 vaccines currently in use stimulate immunity to the same degree as natural infection without exposing the vaccinated person to the risks associated with the disease

Summit News Rating

Claim by Gateway Pundit: “An Hour After Joe Biden Is Sworn In, WHO Admits Their Testing Grossly Overstates Individuals Testing Positive for COVID.” rating: False

Viral Posts Distort WHO Guidance on COVID-19 Tests

Gateway Pundit Rating

(International: Germany) Claim: ‘Radioactive’ vaccine stolen from German medical institute

AFP Fact Check rating: False

‘Radioactive’ vaccine was not stolen from a German medical institute

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/31/2021"

  1. Matt Schlueter | January 31, 2021 at 1:45 pm |

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