The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/25/2021

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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 Tucker Carlson: “There’s no evidence that white supremacists were responsible for what happened on Jan. 6. That’s a lie.”

PolitiFact rating: False (court documents, public records and documentary evidence have shown that several people with known ties to white supremacist groups were involved in the attack)

Tucker Carlson’s false claim downplaying role of white supremacists at Capitol riot

Claim via Social Media: Goldman Sachs, where Heidi Cruz is managing director, oversees Texas utilities

USA Today rating: Mostly False (Cruz works for Goldman Sachs, but Goldman does not hold any Texas Utilities)

Fact check: Heidi Cruz is an exec at Goldman Sachs, but the company doesn’t oversee Texas utilities

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “An analysis by the Wall Street firm Moody’s estimates that if we pass my American Rescue Plan, the economy will create 7 million jobs this year.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (3.5 million would have been created anyway)

Biden’s Misleading Vaccine Boasts

Claim via Social Media: U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order giving China access to or control over the U.S. power grid system, causing the Texas power outage of February 2021.

Snopes.com rating: False (Nope)

No, Biden Didn’t Give China Control Over the US Power Grid

Claim by Eric Nepute: Face masks have been proven “unsafe” and “ineffective,” and cause “facial deformities.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (baseless pseudoscience)

Video Airs False, Misleading Claims About Face Masks

(International: Romania) Claim: Claim by Viral image: the image shows a large crowd protesting against COVID-19 restrictions in Romania

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show A Protest Against COVID-19 Restrictions In Romania?

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laurie

Fact I do not think that word means what you think it means

Richard Babylon

Laurie, do you have something substantive to contribute, and if so can you put it in a complete sentence — you know, with at least one punctuation mark — and a POINT? Something that you can support with reason and evidence? Or are you just one of those people who vomits out meaningless little jabs like that, to avoid having to, like, KNOW stuff?