The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/30/2022

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 by Sean Hannity: “There’s never been a president (before Joe Biden) that has made race and gender the defining factor” for a Supreme Court nomination.

PolitiFact rating: False (President Donald Trump vowed to nominate a woman to the Supreme Court before appointing Justice Amy Coney Barrett in 2020. Ronald Reagan made a similar promise as a candidate to nominate the first woman, then followed through as president. Other presidents have clearly indicated preferences for candidates of specific ethnicities or religions.)

Joe Biden isn’t first to prioritize race, gender in picking SCOTUS nominee, as Sean Hannity claimed

Sean Hannity Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by John Campbell and shared by Jimmy Dore: “Total Deaths From COVID MUCH LOWER Than Reported”

Health Feedback Rating: Flawed Reasoning (The claim is based on a misreading of death certificate data that excludes COVID-19 deaths in people who had pre-existing health conditions, based on the inaccurate assumption that such deaths aren’t actually due to COVID-19. This greatly underestimates COVID-19 mortality.)

COVID-19 deaths in people with pre-existing health conditions are still caused by COVID-19, contrary to claim by Jimmy Dore

FALSE Claim by Dr. Mehmet Oz (R): Dr. Anthony Fauci has never taken care of patients.

FactCheck.org rating: False (Still treating patients)

Dr. Fauci Still Treats Patients, Contrary to Dr. Oz’s Claim

Dr. Oz Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by beforeitsnews.com: COVID-19 Vaccines Contain Graphene bubbles, Can Be Remotely Detonated To Explode Like Bombs

Lead Stories rating: False (Seriously? Is it possible for someone to believe this?)

Fact Check: COVID-19 Vaccines Do NOT Contain Graphene, Cannot Be Remotely Detonated To Explode Like Bombs

Before It’s News Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Republican National Committee: “BIDEN: ‘I’m not gonna take any questions because I think it’s inappropriate.'”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Deceptive editing. He said “I’m not going to take any questions because I think it’s inappropriate to take questions with the justice here. He’s still sitting on the bench … but you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get me later today and for the rest of the week, and next week too.”

Deceptive RNC edit takes Biden’s words on taking Supreme Court questions out of context

RNC Rating

FALSE (International: Scotland): Claim by Daniel Horowitz (The Blaze): Scottish data shows that the Covid-19 age-standardized case rate is highest among the two-dose vaccinated and lowest among unvaccinated! It further shows this trend of negative efficacy for the double-vaccinated persisting for hospitalizations and deaths.

The Ferret rating: False

Claim Scottish data shows ‘negative efficacy’ of Covid-19 vaccine is False

The Blaze Rating

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