The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/20/2021

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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 Joe Biden (D): “If we kept (the minimum wage) indexed to inflation, people would be making $20 an hour right now.”

PolitiFact rating: False (between $8.98 and $12.27)

Joe Biden’s town hall mistake about an inflation-indexed minimum wage

Claim by Greg Abbott (R): “So this shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States of America.”

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios (Natural gas not windmills)

Analysis | ‘Frozen windmills’ aren’t to blame for Texas’s power failure

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “You spend almost that much money [$9 billion] as a break for people who own racehorses.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (No Evidence)

FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall

Claim via Bitchute Video: COVID-19 Vaccines will cause severe harm and even death if vaccinated person is later exposed to COVID-19.

Lead Stories rating: False (Unproven Claim)

Fact Check: Video Shows NO Scientific Proof That Antibodies Produced By COVID-19 Vaccines Will Turn Deadly

Bitchute Rating

Claim by Ted Cruz (R): Said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her allies “blocked a resolution condemning anti-Semitism — which I passed unanimously in the Senate.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (opposed the initial draft because it did not contain other forms of bigotry, once added she supported it)

Ted Cruz’s misleading attack on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over anti-Semitism

(International: Australia) Claim: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed that coal from rival exporters produces 50 percent more emissions than Australia’s product.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

PM’s claim Australian coal produces much lower emissions is ‘nonsense’

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