The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/26/2021

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 Lara Logan (Fox News): “The reality” in Texas is that “you’re flying helicopters, using fossil fuels, to put oil on wind turbines to defrost them.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Did not happen)

Fox Nation host’s unsupported claim that helicopters sprayed oil on frozen Texas wind turbines

Fox News Rating

Claim via Social Media: Joe Biden was supposed to deliver State of the Union address by Feb. 20

USA Today rating: False (No timeline)

Fact check: State of the Union has no annual requirement, deadline

Claim via social media: Says Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey said, “A few right-winged nuts won’t affect our bottom line.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Didn’t say it or tweet it)

No, Coca-Cola’s CEO didn’t say this about conservatives

Claim by multiple sources: CDC illegally changed mortality count rules and inflated Covid-19 death toll

AFP Fact Check rating: False (they didn’t)

The CDC did not illegally change mortality count rules, inflate Covid-19 toll

Claim by Viral image: Photo shows “Earth, Venus and Jupiter as seen from Mars.”

PolitiFact rating: False ( I believed it. Glad I didn’t share it)

No, this isn’t a real photo of Earth, Venus and Jupiter from Mars

(International: Australia) Claim: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not really receive a COVID-19 vaccination. The needle seen in media coverage of the event was the wrong type and had the cap on.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

PM’s purported COVID jab ‘fraud’ is blunted by the evidence

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