The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/08/2022

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

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: When children are given vaccines for COVID-19, “a viral gene will be injected into your children’s cells. This gene forces your child’s body to make toxic spike proteins. These proteins often cause permanent damage in children’s critical organs.”

Politifact rating: False (Pseudoscience)

Claim that children will be harmed by spike proteins from COVID-19 vaccines is false

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “flurona” a new cross-breed virus resulting from combination of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and seasonal influenza.

Lead Stories rating: False (Flu and SARS-CoV-2 can’t combine their DNA to create a new virus. It is just person who has the flu and covid at the same time.)

Fact Check: ‘Flurona’ Is NOT A New Disease — It’s Slang For Overlapping Flu And COVID-19 Infections

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Dr. Fauci gains profits from pharmaceutical companies.

Logically rating: False (no evidence)

Dr. Fauci gains profits from pharmaceutical companies.

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned on Jan. 6, 2021, that pro-Trump rioters would be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Snopes rating: True

Did Mike Pence Tweet on Jan. 6 That Those Involved ‘Will Be Prosecuted to the Fullest Extent of the Law’?

FALSE Claim by The Raging Patriot: “Chief Justice John Roberts goes after the highest court in the land, citing their ‘inappropriate political influence.’”

Politifact rating: False (John Roberts was pleading for judicial independence in his year-end report on the federal judiciary, not going after Supreme Court justices for their “inappropriate political influence.”)

No, John Roberts didn’t criticize Supreme Court justices’ ‘inappropriate political influence’

The Raging Patriot Rating

FALSE (International: India): Narendra Modi government’s Cabinet Committee on Security called for the removal of Sikhs from the Indian Army.

Logically rating: False

Narendra Modi government’s Cabinet Committee on Security called for the removal of Sikhs from the Indian Army.

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