The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/13/2021

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
Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

Claim by Gwen Moore (D): “If you’re a low-wage worker and you’re single and don’t have children, we’re literally taxing you into poverty.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Moore, in her statement, did not define the terms she was using, but experts were able to create plausible scenarios and found that — in at least limited scenarios — she is on target)

Yes, it is possible for low-wage workers to be taxed into poverty

FALSE Claim by Pfizer Study Does Confirm Vaccinated People Can ‘Shed’ Spike Proteins And Harm The Unvaccinated

Lead Stories rating: False (The study does not confirm shedding of spike proteins.)

Fact Check: Pfizer Does NOT Confirm Vaccinated People Can ‘Shed’ Spike Proteins And Harm The Unvaccinated

Vaccine Safety Info Rating

Claim by Viral Video: the video shows Vice President Kamala Harris saying, “Virtually every person who is in the hospital sick with COVID-19 right now is vaccinated.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (The video has been altered to make it seem like she said “vaccinated.” However, the transcript and original footage show she actually said “unvaccinated.”)

FACT CHECK: Viral Video Claims To Show Kamala Harris Saying Everyone Currently Hospitalized With COVID-19 Is Vaccinated

Claim by Summit News, Zero Hedge: “Italian Higher Institute of Health has drastically reduced the country’s official COVID death toll number by over 97% after changing the definition of a fatality to someone who died from COVID rather than with COVID”

Health Feedback rating: False (Italy did not change their definition and more than 130,000 died.)

Italy didn’t change its definition of COVID-19 deaths, the disease killed more than 130,000 Italians

Summit News Rating, Zero Hedge Rating

Claim by Dennis Prager: “During the AIDS crisis, can you imagine if gay men and intravenous drug users … had they been pariahs the way the non-vaccinated are? But it would’ve been inconceivable.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (To suggest that gay men and intravenous drug users were not considered pariahs during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s is extraordinarily inaccurate.)

Dennis Prager’s Pants on Fire claim that it was ‘inconceivable’ that gay men were seen as ‘pariahs’

PragerU rating

FALSE (International: Australia): Children as young as 10 have been fined for not wearing face masks in Victoria.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Official data shows Victoria Police has not issued face mask fines to any children younger than 13.)

No, 10-year-olds aren’t being fined for going maskless in Victoria

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