The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/01/2021

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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 via Social Media: FBI’s counterterrorism division adds threat tags to parents who protest school boards.

USA Today rating: False (No they are not)

Fact check: FBI is not using threat tags on parents who protest at school board meetings

Claim by Viral Image: “Celine Dion has been paralyzed by the COVID vaccine and cancels her tour.”

Politifact rating: False (There’s no evidence to support this claim. Celine Dion said she had to cancel some performances due to muscle spasms)

Baseless claims about COVID-19 vaccine paralysis and Celine Dion spread online

FALSE Claim via Rumble Video: Aboriginal Population In Australia’s Northern Territory Is Being Forcibly Vaccinated Against COVID-19.

Lead Stories rating: False (It is voluntary)

Fact Check: Aboriginal Population Is NOT Being Forcibly Vaccinated Against COVID-19 In Australia’s Northern Territory

Rumble Rating

Claim via Social Media: Nancy Pelosi just went into contract to buy a Florida oceanfront mansion for $25 million.

Lead Stories rating: False (Did not buy a mansion in Florida)

Fact Check: Nancy Pelosi Did NOT Buy A 25-Million-Dollar Mansion In Florida

Claim by PragerU: “Greenland’s ice sheet isn’t shrinking any more rapidly today than it was 80 years ago.”

Climate Feedback rating: False (It is shrinking at 2.5x the rate.)

PragerU video on climate change repeats a range of misleading claims by Steven Koonin

PragerU Rating

FALSE (International: Australia): A photo of a gigantic crowd implies it is from recent COVID-19 lockdown protests in Vienna.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The photo is from protests in Moscow in 1991.)

‘Vienna COVID protest’ photo is actually Moscow in 1991

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