The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/24/2022

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. We fact-check the fact-checkers and let you know their bias. 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

Claim via Viral Video: “Ashli Babbitt Tried To Stop Antifa False Flag On Jan 6th”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (There is no evidence to support the conspiracy theory that the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was a false flag by antifa.)

Ashli Babbitt vs. antifa? Video falsely claims Babbitt ‘tried to stop antifa false flag’ on Jan. 6

Claim by Researchers Discovered ‘Various Foreign Objects’ Like Worms In Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Lead Stories rating: False (Parasite-Free)

Fact Check: Researchers Did NOT Discover ‘Various Foreign Objects’ Like Worms In Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Liberty Planet Rating

Claim via Social Media: A Black Lives Matter administrator was arrested in a 1983 bombing at the U.S. Capitol.

Politifact rating: Mostly False (does not work for Black Lives Matter)

Woman indicted in 1983 Capitol bombing is not a Black Lives Matter administrator

Claim by Hackers Cracked Pfizer And Moderna Servers And Reveal Vaccine Death Data.

Lead Stories rating: False (Unreliable VAERS Data)

Fact Check: Hackers Did NOT ‘Crack’ Pfizer, Moderna Servers And Reveal Vaccine Death Data

Before Its News Rating

FALSE Claim by Tomi Lahren: The COVID-19 vaccines are experimental

Health Feedback rating: Misleading (They were tested, released for emergency use and then FDA approved.)

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine; their safety and effectiveness are established; the vaccines aren’t experimental

FALSE (International: New Zealand): NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed gushing support for Philippines presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Australian Associated Press rating: False ( Ms. Ardern has never voiced any public support for Marcos Jr. The only discernible source of the quote is partisan Filipino social media accounts.)

Jacinda Ardern ‘quote’ backing ‘Bongbong’ Marcos is fake

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