The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/20/2021

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: “Boy passes Joe Biden a vial of fresh blood to drink on his way back to the White House.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (You can’t make this up. Never mind, someone did.)

Video of child giving Biden vial of blood to drink is doctored

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: A probe found more ‘illegal votes’ in Wisconsin than Biden’s victory margin

USA Today rating: False (Debunked)

Fact check: ‘Illegal votes’ in Wisconsin not larger than Biden victory

NO
EVIDENCE
Claim by The Blaze, Gateway Pundit, Zero Hedge: A preprint of an ivermectin study in the Brazilian city of Itajaí found that prophylactic ivermectin reduced COVID-19 hospitalization and mortality by half

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (Methodological Flaws)

Ivermectin study in the city of Itajaí contains several methodological weaknesses, resulting in questionable conclusions

The Blaze Rating, Gateway Pundit Rating, Zero Hedge Rating

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Lee Zeldin (R): “Voter ID is supported by an overwhelming majority of NYers, from all across the state, walks of life, & political parties.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Support exceeded 50 percent in all racial, geographic, and political groups, except among Democrats, where it was 49 percent.)

Poll shows support for voter ID across groups, with one exception

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The Salvation Army Mandated Critical Race Theory Training.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not CRT)

Fact Check: The Salvation Army Did NOT Mandate Critical Race Theory Training | Lead Stories

FALSE (International: Germany): Police arrested a man dressed as Santa in Germany for refusing to wear a mask.

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Post falsely claims Santa arrested for mask violation

RT News Rating

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