The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/19/2021

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 Tucker Carlson: “Unbeknownst to most people, the Green New Deal came to Texas; the power grid in the state became totally reliant on windmills.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (0nly 10% from Windmills)

Tucker Carlson falsely blames Green New Deal, wind energy for Texas power outage

Claim by the Conservative Beaver: Was Bob Chapek, the CEO of Disney, arrested on child sex abuse, bestiality and child pornography charges?

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake news)

Fact Check: No Evidence CEO Of Disney Was Jailed On Child Sex Abuse Charges

Conservative Beaver Rating

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “All of [federally qualified] community health centers now, which take care of the toughest of the toughest neighborhoods in terms of illness, they are going to get a million doses, you know, a week.” rating: False (1 million in total, not per week)

FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall

Claim via Social Media: Germany’s millions of solar panels are blanketed in snow and ice and not working; its 30,000 Wind Turbines are not turning in the Freezing, Windless Weather

Lead Stories rating: False (Still Working)

Fact Check: Germany’s Wind Turbines And Solar Panels Did NOT Suddenly Stop Working Due To Weather Conditions

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “For the first time in American history, if you’re seeking asylum … you can’t do it from the United States. … You’ve got to seek asylum from abroad.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Need to be in the US to seek asylum)

Fact-checking Joe Biden’s claim about people having to seek asylum ‘from abroad’

(International: South Korea) Claim: South Korea PM warns anyone who refuses to receive Covid-19 vaccinations will be arrested

AFP Fact Check rating: False (Altered image)

Fabricated news report falsely claims South Korea PM threatened to arrest people who refuse Covid-19 vaccination

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