The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/15/2021

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 via Social Media: Merriam-Webster recently changed its definition of the word “vaccine” and removed the immunity portion.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (The dictionary recently revised its definition of vaccine to be more detailed — and it didn’t eliminate the portion that deals with immunity.)

Merriam-Webster didn’t remove the immunity portion to its vaccine definition. It changed the wording

FALSE Claim by Georgia Can’t Produce Over 17k 2020 Election Ballot Images Required By Law, More Than Margin Of Error In Biden ‘Win’

Lead Stories rating: False (they have the originals)

Fact Check: Thousands Of 2020 Ballot Images Required By Law CANNOT Be Produced By Georgia Election Officials — But They Still Have All 5 Million Originals

Claim by Emerald Robinson: Luciferase is in the COVID-19 vaccines to tag and track people.

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (no)

There is no evidence that luciferase is an ingredient in the COVID-19 vaccines

Claim by Red Voice Media: “Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) signed an executive order this week that allows hospitals to turn away those who are unvaccinated against COVID-19.” 

The Dispatch Rating: False (Straight up lie. Polis did not sign an executive order that allows hospitals to turn away unvaccinated patients.)

Can Colorado Hospitals Turn Away Unvaccinated Patients?

Red Voice Media Rating

Claim by The Expose: United Kingdom “government reports suggest the fully vaccinated are rapidly developing Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.”

PolitiFact rating: False (More conspiracy theories from The Expose)

Claim that COVID-19 vaccinated in UK are developing immunity problems is false

The Expose Rating

FALSE (International: Kenya): Image shows Kenyan citizens attacking their parliament.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

AFP photo from Burkina Faso falsely shared as image of ‘Kenyans burning parliament’

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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