The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/05/2022

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

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: “By declining the vax, I am 100% safe from adverse reactions and 99.8% safe from COVID.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (The unvaccinated account for a majority of cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the United States.)

No, declining the COVID-19 vaccine won’t make you ‘99.8%’ safe from the virus

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Can hydroxychloroquine be made at home by boiling grapefruit and lemon peels in water?

Lead Stories rating: False (Crackpot Pseudoscience)

Fact Check: Hydroxychloroquine CANNOT Be Made At Home By Boiling Grapefruit And Lemon Peels In Water

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Derrick Van Orden (R): Actions by Joe Biden left “10,000 – 15,000 American citizens abandoned to terrorists in Afghanistan.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (The U.S. State Department estimated as many as 15,000 Americans were in Afghanistan before the U.S. military withdrew on Aug. 31, 2021. About 6,000 requested evacuation and about 100 of those were not evacuated.)

Wisconsin Republican candidate mostly wrong on numbers of Americans left behind in Afghanistan

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Amazon launched a presale of a new Amazon Token cryptocurrency.

Lead Stories rating: False (Phishing Scam)

Fact Check: Amazon Did NOT Launch Cryptocurrency Token Presale — It’s A Phishing Scam

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Vaccines are why flights have been shut down worldwide.

Politifact rating: False (Airlines said bad weather and staff shortages due to COVID-19 infections were to blame for flight cancellations.)

No, vaccines are not why flights have been canceled

FALSE (International: India): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has said recently that he feels the BJP might come to power in UP.

The Quint rating: False

‘BJP Might Come To Power’: Mulayam Singh’s Statement From 2015 Shared Now

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