The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/19/2021

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 Rep. James Comer (R): NIH’s Oct. 20 letter about research on bat coronaviruses in China “proves all along that this virus was started in the Wuhan lab.”

FactCheck.org rating: False ( it is possible it started in the Wuhan Lab, but there is no definitive proof at this point.)

Republicans Spin NIH Letter About Coronavirus Gain-of-Function Research

FALSE Claim by visiontimes.com: Study Finds COVID Spike Protein Created in Vaccines ‘Hijacking’ Human Body DNA Repair and Adaptive Immune System Mechanisms – Vision Times

Lead Stories rating: False (Flawed Study)

Fact Check: COVID Spike Protein Created in Vaccines Are NOT Proven To Be ‘Hijacking’ Human Body DNA Repair

Vision Times Rating

FALSE Claim by Hakeem Jeffries (D): “There are approximately 100,000 structural — structurally deficient bridges in America that could crumble or collapse at any moment.”

The Washington Post rating: Three Pinocchios (Doubles the number)

Analysis | A bridge too far: Jeffries doubles the number of ‘structurally deficient’ bridges

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Mike Lindell / frankspeech.com: Trump got 80 million votes in the 2020 election.

Lead Stories rating: False (Lindell lied to Trump)

Fact Check: Mike Lindell Did NOT Tell Donald Trump The Truth About His 2020 Vote Total, Courtroom Election Challenges And Michigan Vote Counters

Frank Speech Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: An image shows a COVID-19 vaccine appointment sign with an organ donation reminder.

USA Today rating: False (Altered sign)

Fact check: Photo of vaccine appointment sign is altered

FALSE (International: India): Prime Minister Narendra Modi bowed down before Jawaharlal Nehru’s statue.

The Quint rating: False

Fact-Check | Did PM Narendra Modi Bow Down Before Former PM Jawaharlal Nehru’s Statue? Nope.

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