The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/13/2021

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

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Society is “choosing blood clots and heart problems over cold and flu symptoms, or even no symptoms at all.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Blood clots and heart problems linked to the COVID-19 vaccines are rare, but the virus itself continues to cause deaths and hospitalizations.)

Clots, heart problems from COVID-19 vaccines rare; deaths from the virus persist

FALSE Claim by Young Americans for Liberty and Being Libertarian: “In Germany, a fence separates vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The biggest symptom of COVID is insanity”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Photo from Romania and not based on vaccine status.)

No, a fence in a shopping mall wasn’t used to segregate vaccinated and unvaccinated people; photo was taken in Romania, not Germany

Young Americans for Liberty Rating, Being Libertarian Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “The toxicity of COVID-Omicron is 5 times higher than that of the Delta variant, and the mortality rate is also higher than that of Delta.”

FactCheck.org rating: Unsupported

Post Comes to Premature Conclusions About COVID-19 Omicron Variant Severity

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by halturnerradioshow.com: Pilot Deaths Up 1700% after Vax Mandates.

Lead Stories rating: False (no connection)

Fact Check: Pilot Deaths Are NOT ‘Up 1700% After Vax Mandates’

Hal Turner Show Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Says Vice President Kamala Harris called the unvaccinated “dirty Trump people.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, Kamala Harris didn’t call unvaccinated Americans ‘dirty Trump people’

FALSE (International: India): Video shows the atrocities faced by minorities in Kashmir.

Newsmobile rating: False

Fact Check: Video Of Fight In Faridabad Falsely Linked To Kashmir With Communal Angle

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