The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/15/2021

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: “Wisconsin 2020 election investigation finds more illegal votes were cast than Biden’s margin of victory.”

Politifact rating: False (The review did not find that those votes exceeded Joe Biden’s margin of victory over Donald Trump in Wisconsin.)

Review did not find more illegal votes than Biden’s margin of victory in Wis.

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Mike Lindell Gives Closed-Door Testimonies Against Trump.

Lead Stories rating: False (Didn’t Testify)

Fact Check: Mike Lindell Did NOT Give Closed-Door Testimonies Against Trump

FALSE Claim by Social media: Only 4 states still had mask mandates as of Nov. 30.

USA Today rating: False (there is 9)

Fact check: 9 states still have mask mandates

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Youtube Video: Japan Endorsed Ivermectin As COVID-19 Treatment To Send Cases Plummeting.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Approved)

Fact Check: Japan Did NOT Endorse Ivermectin As COVID-19 Treatment — Cases Plummeted For Another Reason

FALSE Claim by Social media: Miscarriage is among the ‘tragic side effects’ of mRNA vaccines

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: No evidence Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines cause miscarriage

FALSE (International: Australia): More than a thousand new coal plants are being built around the world while Australia plans to shut down its remaining facilities.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The claim is based on a misinterpretation of out-of-date data, greatly exaggerating the total number of coal plants in operation and under construction.)

Coal-fired power stations meme fuels a stack of misinformation


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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/15/2021"

  1. Of the 54,259 ballots were cast by individuals who have never shown a voter ID in any election.” How many were for trump and how many were for Biden/

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