The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/22/2022

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

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Joe Biden (D): “This country’s working people actually got a raise.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (After factoring in inflation, they fell $37.)

Biden’s boast about rising wages ignores effect of inflation

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral image: Claims Trey Gowdy said one fifth of the population is attempting to convince everyone else “that 2000 years of history, structure, cultural norms, and philosophy is suddenly wrong…”

Check Your Fact rating: False (He did not say that.)

FACT CHECK: No, Trey Gowdy Did Not Make This Statement Claiming ‘20% Of The Population’ Is Trying To Indoctrinate The Rest

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Mitt Romney (R): “People are 7% poorer now because of Biden inflation.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (The inflation rate was 7% over the past year. However, a 4.7% increase in wages has reduced the impact on the typical worker by about two-thirds, making Romney’s figure exaggerated.)

Mitt Romney jab over 7% inflation ignores rising wages

NO
EVIDENCE
Claim by Vladimir Zelenko (Gateway Pundit): Zinc supplements can protect against COVID-19; Zinc “kills the virus” and zinc ionophores are a “a zinc delivery system” that “allows zinc to go from outside the cell to inside the cell”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

There is no evidence that dietary supplements containing zinc and a zinc ionophore, such as the one promoted by Vladimir Zelenko, are effective against COVID-19

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: Claims World Economic Forum (WEF) executive chairman Klaus Schwab predicted the erasure of 4 billion “useless eaters” by 2050.

Check Your Fact rating: False (No, he did not write that.)

FACT CHECK: Did Klaus Schwab Write That Billions Of ‘Useless Eaters’ Will Be Eliminated By 2050?

FALSE (International: India): Raghav Chadha said Raghav Chadha will curb alcohol problems in Punjab since he is an alcoholic himself

BOOM FactCheck rating: False

No, Raghav Chadha Did Not Make This Remark About Bhagwant Mann | BOOM

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2 Comments on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/22/2022"

  1. Veronique Diane Gamache | February 4, 2022 at 12:24 pm |

    Are you updating sometimes ? Who are you working for ?

  2. Media Bias Fact Check | February 4, 2022 at 5:01 pm |

    What do you mean are you updating sometimes? I don’t understand. We don’t work for anyone. We are a sole proprieter LLC that is funded through membership fees and advertising.

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