The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/21/2021

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: It’s a myth that autism is genetic.

Politifact rating: False (Most scientists believe that genetic factors play a role, and studies have shown there’s no link between autism and vaccines.)

Most scientists believe genetic factors play a role in autism

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by frenchdailynews.com: 60,000 scientists call for an end to mass vaccination.

Lead Stories rating: False (No they did not)

Fact Check: 60,000 Scientists Do NOT Call For End To Mass Vaccination

FALSE Claim via Social media: An abstract published in an American Heart Association journal is “Proof the Covid Jab is Murder.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (No evidence)

No Credible Evidence COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines ‘Dramatically Increase’ Heart Attack Risk, Contrary to Flawed Abstract

TRUE Claim by Jeff Lundeen: Jimmy Carter Stopped a Nuclear Reactor From Destroying Ottawa

Newsweek rating: True

Fact Check: Did Jimmy Carter Stop a Nuclear Reactor From Destroying Ottawa?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Daniel Horowitz (The Blaze): “Sweden obliterates the lie of ‘vaccines’ as ticket to ending pandemic” mass vaccination create vaccine-mediated viral enhancement

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (There’s no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines lead to the generation of variants.)

No evidence that the low COVID-19 case rate in Sweden is due to herd immunity; vaccines don’t lead to new variants of SARS-CoV-2

The Blaze Rating

FALSE (International: Malaysia): Malaysian police investigating ‘slash and grab’ robberies using business-card knives

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Malaysian police refute hoax posts that warned of ‘slash and grab’ robberies

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