The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/29/2022

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

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Senior citizens have until Jan. 31 to apply for “free dental work” under a recently announced Medicare “stimulus.” rating: False (No such program, though Democrats wanted but failed to expand Medicare coverage to include dental benefits in the Build Back Better bill.)

Viral Post Makes False Claim About Medicare Coverage of Dental Work %

Claim by Occupy Democrats: Fox News avoids lawsuits by claiming that “it’s NOT real news, but rather ‘entertainment.’”

The Dispatch rating: Mostly False (Fox claims their opinion shows are entertainment and use that as a defense in lawsuits, however, news programming is not considered entertainment.)

Fact Checking a Claim That Fox News Says Its Programming Is ‘Entertainment,’ Not News

Occupy Democrats Rating

FALSE Claim by Jim Lamon (R): The Biden-Harris administration “wants to hand out $450,000 to illegal immigrants.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Asked about the potential $450,000 payments a few days later, Biden said: “That’s not going to happen.” )

GOP Ariz. Senate hopeful Lamon falsely claims that Biden wants to give ‘illegal immigrants’ $450,000

FALSE Claim by Multiple sources: South Carolina truckers headed for anti-vaccine mandate rally.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (Charity Parade.)

Video of US charity parade misrepresented as anti-vaccine mandate convoy

Claim via Social Media: President Joe Biden received five draft deferments because of his asthma and thus did not serve in the Vietnam War. rating: Mostly True (Biden received five draft deferments on account of his studies, and after a physical exam in 1968, was disqualified from military service except in the event of a national emergency because of having asthma as a teenager. He never served in the military.)

Did Biden Receive 5 Draft Deferments Because of Asthma?

(International: Australia): Claim by The Daily Exposé: Australia has recorded 12 times more deaths due to COVID-19 vaccines than from all other vaccines combined over 50 years.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The claim misrepresents vaccine adverse event reports, which do not show causality. 11 deaths have been linked to COVID-19 vaccines in Australia to date.)

COVID vaccine deaths claim falls short on data coverage

The Expose Rating

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