The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/22/2021

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 Kevin McCarthy (R): “Never in American history has so much been spent at one time. Never in American history will so many taxes be raised and so much borrowing be needed to pay for this reckless spending.”

Politifact rating: False (McCarthy is wrong on all three counts.)

In marathon speech, Kevin McCarthy makes dubious claims about Build Back Better bill

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Stunt Development Of Children’s Immune Systems.

Lead Stories rating: False (boosts immunity)

Fact Check: mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Do NOT Stunt Development Of Children’s Immune Systems

FALSE Claim by America’s Frontline Doctors: “Italy drastically reduced the country’s official Covid-19 death count by over 97%.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Misrepresents the data)

Posts Misrepresent Data to Falsely Claim Italy Reduced Its COVID-19 Death Count

America’s Frontline Doctors Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral image: A photo shows Kyle Rittenhouse wearing a “Klan outfit.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, this isn’t a photo of Kyle Rittenhouse in a KKK hood

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Elementary students in Delaware received a ‘List of Privileges’ letter.

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Camden elementary school didn’t send letter on privileges

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Austria): Austrian MP Eva-Maria Holzleitner died due to vaccine complications midway through a pro-vaccine speech.

boomlive.in rating: False

No, Austrian MP Eva-Maria Holzleitner Has Not Died After Getting Vaccine | BOOM Live

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