The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/14/2021

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

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral image: “There is no added safety to the public if you’re vaccinated.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Vaccination does more than help prevent infection among the vaccinated — it reduces the chances of COVID-19 spread among the general public.)

No truth to claim that vaccination provides ‘no added safety to the public’

FALSE Claim by washingtontimes.com: Biden team won’t admit it, but the COVID-19 pandemic is over

Lead Stories rating: False (It is not over. Numbers are rising in colder climate countries.)

Fact Check: The COVID-19 Pandemic Is NOT Over

Washington Times Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children contains tromethamine, “a heart attack medication” with “a lot of potentially serious side effects”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Tromethamine isn’t a medication to treat heart attack. Tromethamine has been safely used in many products, including the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.)

Tromethamine in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children acts to improve the stability of the vaccine; it isn’t in the vaccine as a heart medication

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Footage: Claims to show Joe Biden revealing that all Americans would have their guns taken by the government.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The clip has been taken out of context and actually shows him dismissing rumors that government officials plotted to confiscate all guns.)

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Say The Government Would ‘Gather Up Every Gun In America’?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by englishwire.today: Three States Pulled CNN’S Broadcasting License

Lead Stories rating: False (CNN is not a broadcaster, they are a cable network.)

Fact Check: Three States Did NOT Pull CNN’S Broadcasting License — As A Cable Network, CNN Is ‘Non-Broadcasting’

FALSE (International: Philippines): Retired Supreme Court associate justice Antonio Carpio filed a petition at the Commission on Elections for the disqualification of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as a candidate for president in the 2022 elections.

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Carpio did NOT file disqualification petition vs. Marcos Jr. – Vera Files

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