The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/02/2022

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 by Vaccinated People Are More Likely To Be Infected Than Those Without The Shot

Lead Stories rating: False (Misrepresented study. Results show the opposite of their claim.)

Fact Check: Study Does NOT Say Vaccinated People Are More Likely To Be Infected With COVID-19 Than Those Without The Shot | Lead Stories

Rogue Review Rating

Claim by Viral Post: flu cases being instead counted as COVID-19 cases was the reason for low flu activity during the 2020-2021 flu season.

Check Your Fact rating: False (No)

FACT CHECK: Viral Post Makes Inaccurate Claim About The 2020-2021 Flu Season And COVID-19

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Guidelines published by the IRS ahead of the 2022 tax year explained how taxpayers can claim items they have stolen, or earnings from illegal activities. rating: True

Yes, IRS Asked Taxpayers To Claim Stolen Items and Illegal Income

Claim by Viral Image: a book about the omicron variant was published by White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci’s sister named Dr. Angelique Fauci.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A Book About The Omicron Variant That Anthony Fauci’s Sister Published In November?

MISLEADING Claim via Social Media: Military bases in United States are housing undocumented immigrants

USA Today rating: Misleading (It is true that Military bases house undocumented immigrants; however, this is not new as they have done that since the 1980s.)

Fact check: Military bases have housed immigrants since the 1980s

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): British chef Jamie Oliver wins “legal battle” against McDonald’s over “pink slime”

AFP Fact Check rating: False

British chef Jamie Oliver did not win “legal battle” against McDonald’s over “pink slime”, which the company stopped using in 2011

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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