The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/04/2022

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 Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC: “Trump cut Social Security benefits by over $3 billion.”

Politifact rating: False (Trump proposed policies that would have cut aspects of the program, but none were adopted.)

Progressive group wrong, Trump didn’t cut Social Security benefits by $3 billion

Claim by Armstrong Economics: “CDC admits that COVID tests are invalid.”

The Dispatch rating: False

Did the CDC Withdraw a COVID Test Because It Failed?

Armstrong Economics Rating

Claim via Social Media: A video clip shows a failed attempt by China to launch airstrikes near Taiwan.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Footage from a video game)

Footage of aircraft firing missiles is from a video game, not Chinese airstrike

Claim via Social Media: On Dec. 28, 2021, three days before her death, Betty White said “Eat healthy and get all your vaccines. I just got boosted today.”

The Dispatch rating: False

No, Betty White Did Not Have a COVID Booster Right Before Her Death

Claim by The Vault Project: “Six-month Pfizer data show COVID vaccine causes more illness than it prevents.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (The claim alludes to a New England Journal of Medicine study that shows the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine prevents infection and severe illness, with no evidence that it caused any death.)

Claim that Pfizer data shows vaccine does more harm than good is Pants on Fire

FALSE (International: India): Video shows kidnapper caught while trying to kidnap a toddler inside travel bag. rating: False

Video Of Man Kidnapping A Toddler Inside Travel Bag Is Scripted

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