The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/9/2021

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 by Kevin McCarthy (R): “I don’t even know what (QAnon) is.”

Politifact rating: False (mentioned them 3 times in past)

3 times Kevin McCarthy has talked about QAnon before

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “all the economics show that if you (raise the minimum wage) the whole economy rises.”

The Dispatch rating: False (not all)

Do ‘All the Economics Show’ That a Minimum Wage Increase Will Help the Economy?

Claim by The National File: “BUSTED: CDC Inflated COVID Numbers, Accused of Violating Federal Law”

Politifact rating: False (no evidence, most likely undercounting)

No, the CDC isn’t inflating coronavirus statistics

National File Rating

Claim via Social Media: CLAIM: Nine parents who were deported under the Trump administration after being separated from their children at the border were allowed to return to the United States on Wednesday.

AP Fact Check rating: False (happened in 2020)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Claim by John Kerry (D): Says that Hurricane Harvey “dropped more water on Houston in five days than goes over Niagara Falls in a year.”

Politifact rating: False (total from the storm, not just Houston)

No, Harvey didn’t drop more water on Houston than flows over Niagara Falls in a year

(International: India) Claim: Video shows free alcohol distribution among farmers protesting against the three farm laws.

India Today rating: Mostly False (not from protest)

Fact Check: This video of liquor distribution is not from farmers’ protest

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