The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/8/2021

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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 Meme: President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline because “Warren Buffet donated 58 million to Biden campaign.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Buffett Didn’t Donate to Biden or Cause Pipeline to be ‘Cancelled’

Claim via Bitchute Video: Irish Health Service admits the COVID-19 virus has not been isolated in a lab and that masks, distancing and lockdowns are not effective in slowing spread of the disease.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Irish Health Service Did NOT ‘Admit’ Novel Coronavirus Doesn’t Exist, Nor That Masks, Distancing and Lockdowns Don’t Work

Bitchute Rating

Claim via Social Media: Under the 2017 tax law, “people who make under $75,000 will have their taxes raised in 2021 and every 2 years after that until 2027.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Social media post misrepresents analysis of Trump tax law

Claim by the Other 98%: various family members of individuals in former-President Donald Trump’s orbit received lucrative government positions.

The Dispatch Rating: Mostly True

Did Family Members of Trump and His Team Cash In on Their Connections?

Other 98% Rating

Claim by Ron Paul Liberty Report: “CDC Now Demands TWO Masks – Science…Or Tyranny?”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Headlines Distort the Facts on CDC Mask Order

Ron Paul Liberty Report Rating

(International: Philippines) Claim: Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has officially declared her candidacy for the 2022 presidential election.

Rappler rating: False

FALSE: Sara Duterte declares presidential candidacy in January 2021

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