The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/04/2022

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

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Joe Biden (D): Thanks to the American Rescue Plan’s changes to the Affordable Care Act, “four out of five consumers (are) finding quality coverage for under $10 a month.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Only about one-third of actual insurance signups under the Affordable Care Act ended up costing $10 or less per month in premiums. So about one-third, not four out of five, are “finding” such coverage.)

Joe Biden overstates statistics on Affordable Care Act signups

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Viral Image: The OPP And RCMP Report 2.3 Million People On Foot And Upwards To 150,000 Truckers At Anti-Vaccine Protest in Ottawa

Lead Stories rating: False (the agency “has not provided any estimate on numbers of vehicles or demonstrators in relation to the demonstrations in Ottawa.”)

Fact Check: Canadian Officials Did NOT Report ‘2.3 Million People … 130,000 Trucks’ At Anti-Vaccine Mandate Protest in Ottawa

FALSE Claim via Social media posts: Ivermectin was effective against omicron in phase 3 clinical trials.

FactCheck.org rating: False (Some social media users have repeated Reuters’ reporting error but have not repeated the correction.)

Social Media Posts Repeat Inaccurate Reporting on Ivermectin and Omicron

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Social media users and Meshawn Maddock (R): A Michigan school put litter boxes in bathrooms for students who identify as cats.

USA Today rating: False (Not true at all)

Fact check: Rumor about litter box in a Michigan school is false

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Rick Scott (R): “(I) am proud that Senator Rubio and I were able to help secure an unprecedented $1 billion for Everglades restoration, the largest single amount ever allocated by the federal government.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Voted against bill)

Sen. Rick Scott, carrying on a tradition, takes credit for infrastructure funding he opposed

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Canada): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posted a message on social media telling vaccinated Canadians to stop talking to their unvaccinated relatives.

Snopes.com rating: False

Did Trudeau Tell Canadians to Stop Talking to Unvaccinated Relatives?

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