The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/05/2021

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 Joe Biden (D): “I used to drive a tractor trailer … I only did it for part of a summer.”

Politifact rating: False (No Evidence)

No, Joe Biden wasn’t a tractor-trailer driver

Claim via Social Media: World Economic Forum scheduled the release of COVID-19 Omicron variant. rating: False

No, World Economic Forum Did Not Schedule Release Of Omicron Variant

FALSE Claim by Social media posts: “The strategic oil reserve is for when we get attacked and need the fuel to keep our Air Force in the air.” rating: False (It is for supply disruptions as well.)

U.S. Oil Reserve Created for Supply Disruptions, Not Strictly Military Use

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Laws of thermodynamics say CO2 can’t contribute to climate change

USA Today rating: False (The laws of thermodynamics are completely compatible with climate change theory.)

Fact check: Climate change theory compatible with laws of thermodynamics

FALSE Claim via Social Media: The risk of transmitting Covid-19 from an unmasked person to an unmasked person is 90%. From an unmasked person to a masked person it is 30%. From a masked person to an unmasked person it is 5%. From a masked person to a masked person it is 1.5%.

Full Fact rating: False (While evidence supports wearing masks to reduce the transmission of Covid-19, these figures are unsubstantiated.)

Figures in viral mask graphic aren’t substantiated – Full Fact

FALSE (International: Philippines): The Merriam-Webster dictionary updated its definition for the word “vaccine” to state that the drug includes the toxin graphene oxide

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Filipina vlogger offers FALSE interpretation of new dictionary definition for ‘vaccine’ – Vera Files

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2 Comments on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/05/2021"

  1. Sometimes I wish all fact-check sites would identify the initial origins of all the misinformation/propaganda. I’d like to see the actual countries of original content (Russian, China, other operatives, both foreign & domestic) Thank you for continuing to call out the propaganda!

  2. “An earlier version of this article misstated where Kyle Rittenhouse acquired his weapon.An earlier version of this article misstated where Kyle Rittenhouse acquired his weapon.”


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