The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/17/2021

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

FALSE Claim by attorney Aaron Siri: CDC Admits Crushing Rights of Naturally Immune Without Proof They Transmit the Virus

Lead Stories rating: False (This is an FIOA scam. They requested information from the CDC and when the CDC responded saying it does not collect data that covers the request the covid misinformer falsely uses this as evidence.)

Fact Check: The CDC Did NOT Admit ‘Crushing Rights of Naturally Immune Without Proof’ In Response To Blogger’s Document Request

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Long COVID is “mostly a mental disease”; the condition long COVID is solely due to a person’s belief, not actual disease; long COVID doesn’t exist

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Misinterprets study)

Claim that French study showed long COVID doesn’t exist misinterprets the study and fails to account for its limitations

FALSE Claim by Viral image: Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother “drove him across state lines and dropped him off in the middle of a riot armed with an assault rifle” in Kenosha.

PolitiFact rating: False (Went to the scene with a Wisconsin friend who had purchased the rifle for him.)

Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother did not bring him to a Kenosha riot armed with a rifle

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Conservative Beaver: Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla’s wife, Myriam Bourla, has died from complications from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Check Your Fact rating: False (she is alive)

FACT CHECK: Image Falsely Claims The Wife Of Pfizer’s CEO Died Of COVID-19 Vaccine Complications

Conservative Beaver Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: Woman was ejected from a hockey game for wearing a ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ shirt.

USA Today rating: False (She was with a group of 20 people who all had on the same shirt. She was removed for drunken profanity, the others in the group were not.)

Fact check: ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ shirt unrelated to hockey game removal

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by Prime Minister Scott Morrison: In 2019, Labor had a policy to raise the price of petrol to force people to switch to electric vehicles.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Labor had no such stated policy, and any link between the opposition’s then proposals and increased fuel prices was only tangential.)

PM’s claim about Labor’s 2019 electric car policy is all gas

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