The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/26/2021

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: “WHO Director-General: The vaccines are being used to kill children.”

Politifact rating: False (World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stumbled over his words, first mispronouncing the word “children” with “kil/cil.” He then corrected himself and pronounced the word “children.” That led some people to claim he said “kill children.”)

Twitter post misconstrues what WHO Director-General said about COVID-19 vaccines and children

Claim by Team of 1,000 lawyers And 10,000 Medical Experts Did Not Start Nuremberg 2 Trial against World Leaders for Crimes Against Humanity

Lead Stories rating: False (not how it works)

Fact Check: 10,000 Medical Experts Did NOT Start Nuremberg 2 Trial Against World Leaders for Crimes Against Humanity | Lead Stories

Biotech Express Magazine Rating

Claim via Social Media: People in their 20s have a “7 times higher risk of death after vaccination than from COVID”

USA Today rating: False (The COVID-19 vaccines have not conclusively been proven to cause death.)

Fact check: COVID-19 vaccines are safe for people in their 20s

FALSE Claim by Peter McCullough via Joe Rogan Experience: the pandemic was planned; the COVID-19 vaccines are experimental; previously infected people have “permanent immunity”; VAERS shows vaccines killed thousands of people, vaccine-induced spike protein causes damage.

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (False on all accounts. Note: Joe Rogan did not make these claims.)

Joe Rogan interview with Peter McCullough contains multiple false and unsubstantiated claims about the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines

Claim by Viral Image: the image shows the White House website saying President Joe Biden’s winter plan to fight COVID-19 includes putting Americans into quarantine centers

Check Your Fact rating: False (Give me a break)

FACT CHECK: Does Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Winter Action Plan Include ‘Quarantine Centers’?

FALSE (International: India): Photo shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched the feet of IAS officer Arti Dogra.

BOOM FactCheck rating: False

No, This Image Doesn’t Show Modi Touching IAS Officer Arti Dogra’s Feet | BOOM

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