The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/3/2021

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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 Ryan Fournier (RFAngle, Turning Point USA, Students for Trump): “The Biden administration lost 20 million COVID vaccines.”

Politifact rating: False

Biden administration didn’t lose 20 million COVID-19 vaccines

RFAngle Rating, Turning Point USA Rating

Claim by Viral Image: the image shows the clothing retailer H&M selling a “Koolest Kid in the Klan” sweatshirt on its website

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Is H&M Selling A ‘Koolest Kid In The Klan’ Sweatshirt?

Claim by Jenna Wadsworth (D): North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall “has won more statewide races than probably anyone else alive.”

Politifact rating: True

Elaine Marshall has won more statewide races than anyone alive in North Carolina

Claim via Social Media: COMPUTER PROGRAMMER TESTIFIES UNDER OATH HE CODED COMPUTERS TO RIG ELECTIONS

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Testimony On Programming That Can Allegedly Rig Elections Is From 2004, NOT 2020

Claim by Chuck Grassley (R): Insulin prices have “gone THRU THE ROOF for patients/taxpayers bc of manufacturer, health plan & PBM biz practices.”

Politifact rating: True

Why are insulin prices going up? Chuck Grassley explains it

(International: Japan) Claim: This video was captured from inside a new electric train in Japan that runs at 4,800 kms per hour. It completed the 515-km journey from Osaka to Tokyo in just 10 minutes. It is four times faster than an aircraft.

India Today rating: Mostly false

Fact Check: Viral video of Japan’s lightning-fast electric train is not real

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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