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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
|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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