The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/27/2021

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: NASA study says snake plants can produce enough oxygen for humans to live in a sealed room.

PolitiFact rating: False (Not in the study)

In a sealed room, would snake plants keep you alive? Study doesn’t say that

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Post: only one person in the world has died from the omicron variant of coronavirus

Check Your Fact rating: False (there have been many)

FACT CHECK: Has There Only Been One Omicron Variant Death Worldwide?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Tesco’s pro-vaccine Christmas ad was removed after receiving backlash.

USA Today rating: False (Not removed)

Fact check: Tesco’s pro-vaccine holiday ad not removed online

FALSE Claim via Social Media: The omicron variant of COVID-19 “came out” in 2021, but “the copyright on this book” about the variant is 2020.

Politifact rating: False (The book’s publication date is listed as Dec. 5, 2021, weeks after public health authorities announced that the omicron variant had been discovered.)

Self-published book on omicron was not copyrighted before variant was discovered

MISLEADING Claim by the Liberty Council: Reported Adverse Reactions To COVID Vaccines ARE Equal To Half Of All Adverse Reactions Reported For All Vaccines Over Last 30 Years

Lead Stories rating: Misleading (The numbers are accurate, Vaers is not. Further, adverse reactions are being reported in the internet era where 93% of Americans have internet access.)

Fact Check: COVID-19 Vaccines ARE Responsible For Half Of All Adverse Vaccine Reaction Reports In 30 Years — But That’s Not Full Story

FALSE (International: India): A Hindu woman was abducted outside a court in Umerkot, Pakistan.

The Logical Indian rating: False

Indian Media And BJP Politicians Share Video Of Domestic Violence In Pakistan With Communal Spin

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