The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/02/2021

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 by Tammy Baldwin (D): “Within two years, there were two 500-year (storm) events” in Wisconsin.

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Wisconsin’s northern most counties were pummeled by storms that rose to the level of 500-year events in 2016 and 2018.)

Wisconsin has seen more than two 500-year storm events within the last several years

Claim by Principia Scientific International: Dr Anthony Fauci has said that Covid-19 vaccines don’t protect against Covid or death.

Full Fact rating: False (He didn’t. He actually said that evidence from Israel had shown that immunity against Covid-19, hospitalization from it, and to a certain extent deaths from it, appeared to decrease over time.)

Dr Fauci did not ‘admit’ Covid-19 vaccines aren’t working – Full Fact

Principia Scientific Rating

Claim by Viral Video: the video shows First Lady Jill Biden being interrupted at a book reading by a child shouting, “Shut the f**k up.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (Audio edited into the video)

FACT CHECK: Viral Video Claims To Show A Child Cursing At Jill Biden During A Book Reading At The White House

Claim by Mic Drop Politics: “COVID death rates 4 to 1, vaccinated to unvaxxed”

Politifact rating: False (During the three-week period mentioned in the claim, England had 54.9 deaths per 100,000 people among those who were vaccinated and 125.4 deaths per 100,000 among those who were unvaccinated.)

Vaccinated people in England are not dying at a faster rate than the unvaccinated

Mic Drop Politics Rating

Claim by Kyle Rittenhouse Filed A $400 Million Lawsuit Against CNN.

Lead Stories rating: False (It’s satire shared by the gullible)

Fact Check: Kyle Rittenhouse Did NOT File A $400 Million Lawsuit Against CNN

Daily World Update Rating

FALSE (International: Venezuela): Claim by Nicolas Maduro: “It was a delegation of spies, not international observers. They moved freely throughout the country, spying on social, economic and political life.” rating: False

Venezuela Election Observers Were Not Spies

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