The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/10/2021

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 Donald Trump (R): Gas prices were “$1.86 when I left” the White House.

PolitiFact rating: False (The national average price for gasoline when Trump left the White House was $2.38, or about 28% higher than what he said it was.)

No, gas did not cost $1.86 a gallon when Donald Trump left the White House

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Gasoline is $2.10 in Russia, $0.78 in Kuwait and $0.98 in Saudi Arabia.

USA Today rating: False (this was true in 2005, but not now)

Fact check: False claim cites gas prices from 2005

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Alex Berenson: Vaccinated people under 60 in England “are dying at twice the rate of unvaccinated people the same age. … I don’t know how to explain this other than vaccine-caused mortality.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (The government agency that produced the report cited in the claim says the report’s data do not back up the claim.)

Alex Berenson misrepresents data on death rates by vaccination status in England

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: 5G Millimeter Waves Causes Health Problems In Humans.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Evidence)

Fact Check: NO Evidence That 5G Millimeter Waves Cause Health Problems In Humans

FALSE Claim by Social media posts: Symptoms of the omicron variant include “Heart failure, Arrhythmia, Heart inflammation, Blood clots, Strokes, Peripheral Nerve Damage, Multi Organ Failure,” and are actually caused by COVID-19 vaccines.

FactCheck.org rating: False (Outside of very rare cases of heart inflammation, there is no evidence of the others)

Post Makes Unfounded Claims About Omicron ‘Symptoms’ and COVID-19 Vaccines

FALSE (International: Ethiopia): Images show weapons seized in Debre Sina, Ethiopia.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (image from 1991 civil war)

Photos show weapons stockpiled after Ethiopian Civil War in 1991, not a recent seizure in Debre Sina

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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