The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/12/2021

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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 Elizabeth Warren (D): A Democratic plan for “canceling student loan debt would help close the Black-white wealth gap by 28 points for African Americans and by a similar number for Latinos.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (Among Loan Holders Only)

Schumer, Warren Misstate Student Loan Debt Disparity

Claim via Social Media: Bill Gates refuses to vaccinate his children

AFP Fact Check rating: False (all vaccinated)

Children of billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates have all been vaccinated

Claim by Newsmax: “Only one person died on that day” during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.

PolitiFact rating: False (5 died)

Newsmax host falsely claims ‘only one person died’ at Capitol Jan. 6

Newsmax Rating

Claim via Social Media: Fox News did not air the impeachment

Lead Stories rating: False (On-Air)

Fact Check: Fox News DID Air Impeachment Proceedings On February 10, 2021

Claim via Social Media: HR 1 includes a “16-year-old voter age”

PolitiFact rating: False (still 18)

Fact-checking misleading attacks on HR 1, Democrats’ voting rights bill

(International: India) Claim: Indian news outlet OpIndia published an article alleging Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is actually a Muslim woman named Ghazala Bhat

Check Your Fact rating: False (OpIndia did not publish it and Greta Thunberg is not Muslim)

FACT CHECK: Did This Indian News Outlet Falsely Report That Greta Thunberg Is A Muslim Woman?

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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