The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/22/2021

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

Claim by Joe Manchin (D): The expanded child tax credit in the Build Back Better Act has “no means testing,” so people making $200,000 and $400,000 would get “the same as someone making” $70,000.

Politifact rating: Mostly False (That increase begins to tail off sharply for couples making over $150,000 and is gone by the $200,000 mark. Under pre-pandemic rules, couples making $400,000 continue to see some benefits from the tax credit.)

Sen. Manchin wrong on income limits for child tax credit extension in Build Back Better

Claim by Dr. Robert Malone: mRNA vaccines force “your child’s body to make toxic spike proteins. These proteins often cause permanent damage in children’s critical organs”; “there is no benefit for your children or your family to be vaccinating your children”

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (Pseudoscience and wrong on all accounts.)

The benefits of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for children outweigh the low risks, unlike what Robert Malone claimed

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Maybe they’re just calling the common cold … the omicron variant.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The omicron variant of COVID-19 was first detected in November. It is not the same thing as the common cold, and public health officials aren’t conflating the two.)

No, public health officials aren’t passing off common cold as omicron variant

FALSE Claim by Viral Image: claims that the Federal Emergency Management System (FEMA) arrived in Kentucky to provide relief to tornado-struck areas with more vaccines than other supplies.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did FEMA Arrive In Kentucky With More Vaccines Than Relief Supplies?

Claim by COVID Vaccine Spike Proteins Do Enter Cell Nuclei, Suppress DNA Repair, Or Unleash Cancer, Immunodeficiency, Autoimmune Disorders Or Accelerated Aging

Lead Stories rating: False (Crackpottery)

Fact Check: COVID Vaccine Spike Proteins Do NOT Enter Cell Nuclei, Suppress DNA Repair Or Unleash Cancer, Immunodeficiency, Autoimmune Disorders Or Accelerated Aging | Lead Stories

Natural News Rating

(International: Scotland): 100,000 people in Scotland currently suffering from long Covid

The Ferret rating: Mostly-True

Claim 100,000 have ‘long Covid’ in Scotland is Mostly True

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