The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/19/2021

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: “McDonald’s puts aborted baby fetuses in their food.”

Politifact rating False (No. Old Hoax)

No, McDonald’s doesn’t put ‘aborted baby fetuses’ in its food

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: shows CNN reporting on-air that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was mentioned during a specific witness’s testimony during the Ghislaine Maxwell trial

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did CNN Report Justin Trudeau Was Mentioned In Testimony During The Ghislaine Maxwell Trial?

FALSE Claim by Gateway Pundit: A list of athletes injured by COVID-19 vaccines “shows that there may be something wrong with the vaccine.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (no proof of a causal relationship in any of the cases between the vaccines and the injuries or deaths.)

Article Makes Unfounded Claims Linking Athletes’ Injuries, Deaths to Vaccines

Gateway Pundit Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Donald Trump Jr, Mark Levin: Adam Schiff ‘Tampered’ With Jim Jordan January 6 Evidence

Newsweek rating: Mostly False (The claims of evidence tampering by Schiff are misleading because the committee said that the graphic was shared with him in that form. It has since shared the full text, which is stored in the committee’s evidence trove in its original form.)

Fact check: Did Adam Schiff “tamper” with Jim Jordan Jan. 6 evidence in Meadows hearing?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Social media users: Dr. Anthony Fauci said a COVID-19 vaccine could make people worse

USA Today rating: False (He didn’t)

Fact check: Fauci didn’t say COVID-19 vaccines make people worse

FALSE (International: India): Claim by Prime Minister Narendra Modi: From 2014 -15, number of tourists in Varanasi have doubled in 2019-20

FactChecker.in rating: False

Has Tourist Footfall in Varanasi doubled Since 2014 as PM Modi Claims?

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