The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/23/2022

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 Ted Nugent: Justice Sonia Sotomayor tested positive for COVID-19, according to Facebook post showing image with altered CNBC headline.

FactCheck.org rating: False (Ted Nugent is gullible.)

Ted Nugent Posts Fake Headline, Claim About Sotomayor’s Health

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: NASA ‘admits’ polar ice has increased since 1979 and denies significant warming over the last 18 years

USA Today rating: False (They did the opposite… NASA researchers have documented the loss of trillions of tons of ice from Earth’s poles due to human-driven climate change.)

Fact check: NASA research supports climate change theory

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim via Social Media: Omicron is “the fastest-spreading virus known to humankind.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (When measuring the speed of global spread, the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 is the fastest in history, experts say. However, Measles is the most contagious.)

Is omicron variant the fastest spreading virus? It depends on the metric used for measuring

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by americasfrontlinedoctors.org: The Purpose Of COVID-19 Vaccines Is To ‘Kill Off A Large Proportion Of The Population’

Lead Stories rating: False (More debunked quackery)

Fact Check: NO Evidence That Purpose Of COVID-19 Vaccines Is To ‘Kill Off A Large Proportion Of The Population’

Americas Frontline Doctors Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Video: A video shared on Facebook purportedly shows Slovenian tennis player Dalila Jakupović collapsing during a match at the 2022 Australian Open.

Check Your Fact rating: False (video had been filmed in January 2020, well before COVID-19 vaccines were produced or administered.)

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Dalila Jakupović Collapsing At The 2022 Australian Open?

FALSE (International: China): Video shows Chinese schoolchildren wearing hazmat suits

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Chinese children wore spacesuits, not hazmat outfits

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