The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/6/2021

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: Joe Biden “really did wipe away” student loan debt.

PolitiFact rating: False

Joe Biden has not canceled student loan debt

Claim by newsmax.com: Denzel Washington Praises Police, Denounces BLM Protesters in a Yahoo Entertainment interview.

Lead Stories rating: No BLM Mention

Fact Check: Denzel Washington Did NOT Denounce Or Even Mention Black Lives Matter Protesters In Interview Discussing His ‘Utmost Respect’ For Police, Soldiers

Newsmax Rating

Claim by several conservatives sources: Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lied about her location during the U.S. Capitol riot.

PolitiFact rating: False

Ask PolitiFact: Where was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during the Capitol riot?

Claim via Social Media: U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert received her GED diploma a few months before being winning the election.

Snopes.com rating: True

Did Rep. Boebert Get Her GED Months Before Winning Election?

Claim by The New American: “We have vaccines because we didn’t have treatment for smallpox and it was a very deadly disease that made sense to have a vaccine. […] but [COVID-19]? Even without doing anything, this disease has a 99.991[%] chance of survival.”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

Vaccines are useful even when there is a treatment for a disease, contrary to claim by Lee Merritt in The New American video

New American Rating

(International: India) Claim: World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved a COVID-19 herbal remedy discovered by a certain Indian student.

Dubawa rating: False

WHO did not approve COVID-19 herbal remedy with black pepper powder, ginger juice, others as ingredients

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