The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/02/2021

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. When appropriate we explain the rating and/or offer our own rating if we disagree with the fact-checker. (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

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Mary Miller (R): The migrant caravan from Tapachula, Mexico “is the population of Minneapolis.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Minneapolis has a population of 430 K, the caravan is 4K or less than 1%)

No, migrant ‘caravan’ from Tapachula, Mexico is not the population of Minneapolis

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Pfizer’s Chantix was recalled for causing cancer.

USA Today rating: False (has a potential carcinogen. No evidence it has caused cancer.)

Fact check: Pfizer recalled smoking cessation drug Chantix for high levels of potential carcinogen

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral image: The Anti-Defamation League classified “Let’s go Brandon” as hate speech.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (They did not)

No, the ADL didn’t classify this anti-Biden slogan as hate speech

FALSE Claim by Charlie Ward: “Spanish High Court Confirms That Covid 19 Does Not Exist!”

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect

Several laboratories in Spain have cultured and isolated the virus SARS-CoV-2; the claim that the virus doesn’t exist is false

FALSE Claim via Social Media: With COVID-19, vaccinated people “are the real threat to” unvaccinated people.

PolitiFact rating: False (The greater threat to the unvaccinated is the unvaccinated. Unvaccinated people are more likely than the vaccinated to get COVID-19, more likely to spread it, and much more likely to become seriously ill or die. 

Key threat to unvaccinated people is other unvaccinated people

FALSE (International: India): The Italian government did not provide a car to pick up Modi from the airport during G20 Summit.

Newsmeter rating: False

Pictures of PM Modi boarding a taxi in Italy are morphed

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