The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/2/2021

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: “U.S. military at the White House arresting Congress.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

US military arresting Congress? That’s Pants on Fire ridiculous

Claim via Social Media: A law proposed in California would ban the sale of the Bible.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: The Holy Bible Is NOT Banned in California, NOR Is Legislature Considering A Proposed Ban

Claim by Jim Steineke (R): Assembly Republicans “have come to the table” and were part of “give and take” compromise on a coronavirus bill.

PolitiFact rating: False

Steineke’s actions, words don’t match on COVID-19 bill

Claim by Viral Image: the image shows a syndicated Associated Press article about how Dr. Rachel Levine said she would make “hostile misgendering” a mental illness under new health guidelines

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims To Show Article About Rachel Levine Vowing To Make ‘Hostile Misgendering’ A Mental Illness Under New Health Guidelines

Claim via Social Media: Says Facebook recently logged users out to track their “off Facebook activity” involving bank accounts, emails and other apps.

PolitiFact rating: False

No, Facebook’s recent logout glitch is not related to its off-Facebook tracking tool

(International: Thailand) Claim: Video shows Thailand health minister afraid of taking the COVID-19 vaccine

The Quint rating: False

No, That’s Not Thailand’s Health Minister Being Given COVID Jab

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