The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/06/2022

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

Claim via Social Media: “It feels amazing” that unvaccinated people are “4.5 times LESS LIKELY to catch omicron” than people who are fully vaccinated and boosted.

Politifact rating: Mostly False (The statement contains an element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression.)

Claim about omicron risk for the vaccinated is missing key context

Claim by Ted Nugent: Dr. Fauci is a lying prick. The CDC, FDA and US government are criminal anti-American devilgangs. It’s not a vaccine its a deadly xperimental shot.

Lead Stories rating: False (All were tested and approved for emergency use.)

Fact Check: COVID-19 Vaccines Are NOT ‘Deadly Experimental Shot’

FALSE Claim by Principia Scientific International: “Lancet: 89% Of New UK COVID Cases Among Fully Vaxxed”

Lead Stories rating: False (The actual percentage is less than half that number and the claim misleadingly attributes the figures to The Lancet science journal.)

Fact Check: 89% Of New UK COVID Cases Are NOT ‘Among Fully Vaxxed’ – Just People 60 And Above

Principia Scientific International Rating

Claim via Social Media: “Jan. 6 was NOT an insurrection…but Nov. 4 at 3 a.m. was!”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Debunked election fraud conspiracies.)

False claims about Jan. 6 insurrection and 2020 presidential election rely on debunked information

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “JUST IN – Robert Koch Institute report released today states that 95.58% of the #Omicron cases in Germany are fully vaccinated (28% of those had a “booster”), 4.42% are unvaccinated.”

Reuters rating: False (The RKI made a significant data error that was corrected.)

Fact Check-German institute did not report 96% of Omicron cases fully vaccinated

FALSE (International: Philippines): The Commission on Elections second division has dismissed the disqualification petition against presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Comelec has NOT dismissed petitions vs Marcos Jr. – Vera Files

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