The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/03/2021

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 via Social Media: Low gas prices in Russia, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia show that Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone Pipeline project is to blame for U.S. prices.

PolitiFact rating: False (President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, which was not in operation, did not cause the recent increases in U.S. gasoline prices.)

No evidence that Biden canceling an oil pipeline caused higher US gas prices

Claim by The Expose: Official government reports suggest the fully vaccinated will develop AIDS by the end of the year.

Full Fact rating: False (It doesn’t. There are problems with both the underlying data used to come to this conclusion and the analysis of it.)

Covid-19 vaccines don’t cause ‘a form of AIDS’ – Full Fact

The Expose Rating

Claim via Social Media: “Kyle [Rittenhouse] put out a dumpster fire that was being rolled down to a gas station to blow up.” rating: False (Making stuff up to glorify Rittenhouse)

Viral Post Misrepresents Facts in Rittenhouse Trial

FALSE Claim by Nutritionist Mike Mutzel: “Pathogens evolve to become less, not more, virulent over time”

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (a nutritionist is not an expert in pathology and he is wrong)

Pathogens can evolve to be more virulent over time, contrary to nutritionist’s claim

FALSE Claim via viral image: “Only Reuters” reported that the doctor who detected the omicron variant said its symptoms are “very mild.”

Politifact rating: False (Many news outlets covered it.)

Many news outlets have reported on the mild symptoms of omicron infections in South Africa

FALSE (International: Australia): COVID-19 vaccination mandates are at odds with the 1986 Human Rights Commission Act

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Experts say the legislation in question does not have any relevance to vaccine mandates in Australia.)

COVID vaccination mandates do not contravene Australia’s human rights laws

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