The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/19/2022

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

FALSE Claim by TrialSite News: The ‘CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel’ cannot differentiate between Covid-19 and flu.

Full Fact rating: False (This test can only detect SARS-CoV-2. It will not confuse Covid-19 and flu, and can ‘differentiate’ between them. But it cannot test for both at the same time.)

The CDC has not ‘dropped’ all PCR tests – Full Fact

TrialSite News Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: Stallone wore an anti-Joe Biden and anti-Anthony Fauci shirt.

Check Your Fact rating: False (photoshopped)

FACT CHECK: Did Sylvester Stallone Wear This Anti-Joe Biden Shirt?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Law Enforcement Today: Washington state is considering a proposal to create internment camps for the unvaccinated.

Snopes.com rating: False (The SBOH and the Washington State Senate’s Republican Caucus have both released statements debunking the claims since.)

No, Washington State is Not Building Internment Camps for the Unvaccinated

Law Enforcement Today Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Post claims Bill Gates call for withdrawal of COVID-19 vaccines.

boomlive.in rating: False (He did not)

No, Bill Gates Did Not Call For Withdrawal Of COVID-19 Vaccines | BOOM

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by The Expose: By the end of January 2022, all vaccinated Germans will have AIDS and be 100% more vulnerable to Covid infections.

Full Fact rating: False (The figures this article is based on have since been corrected. There is no evidence that vaccines cause AIDS, that declining efficacy from a Covid vaccine would cause AIDS or that being vaccinated reduces your protection against Covid.)

Vaccinated Germans won’t have AIDS by the end of January 2022 – Full Fact

The Expose Rating

FALSE (International: China): Claim by China Daily: “U.S. Navy threatens livelihoods in South China Sea”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

In South China Sea, Beijing Turns Reality Upside Down

China Daily Rating

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