The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/13/2022

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

TRUE Claim by Iowa Senate Democrats: Gov. Kim Reynolds, touting $210 million for Iowa broadband, “failed to mention these are actually federal funds approved by Rep. Cindy Axne and signed into law by President Joe Biden.”

Politifact rating: True

Iowa broadband touted by Republicans was funded by Democratic votes for American Rescue Plan

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Bitchute Video: COVID-19 Vaccines Are Full Of Exclusive Nanotechnology to enslave the human species.

Lead Stories rating: False (Crackpottery from a Bitchute video)

Fact Check: COVID-19 Vaccines Are NOT Full Of Exclusive Nanotechnology To Create ‘Slave Species’

Bitchute Rating

FALSE Claim by Dana Perino: A law backed by Virginia Democrats barred local sheriffs from having military equipment that “would have come in very helpful” with the I-95 traffic jam.

PolitiFact rating: False (The law provides an exemption that agencies can apply for, and it doesn’t bar agencies from participating in a Pentagon program that offers surplus military equipment to law enforcement agencies.)

Virginia law restricting military-gear purchases didn’t affect I-95 recovery efforts

FALSE Claim by viral video: CDC Director Did Confess To At Least 4 Comorbidities In Over 75% Of COVID Deaths.

Lead Stories rating: False (taken out of context as it does not include the unvaccinated.)

Fact Check: Misinterpreted CDC Director Quote About 75% COVID Deaths With 4+ Comorbidities Was About Vaccinated People

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Clarence Thomas’s wife was one of the organizers of Jan 6th”

Politifact rating: False (There’s no evidence Thomas had a role in organizing the rally. She has not been subpoenaed by the House select committee investigating the attack.)

There’s no evidence Ginni Thomas organized Jan. 6 events

MOSTLY
FALSE
(International: Australia): Claim by Scott Morrison: Only two countries provide free rapid COVID-19 tests for their citizens.

Australian Associated Press rating: Mostly False (At least six countries offer universal free rapid tests, although most of them require on-site testing at pharmacies or testing centres.)

PM’s claim on rapid antigen tests shows up negative

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