The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/08/2022

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 Jonathon Moseley (R): “It’s not illegal to go inside the Capitol” as the Oath Keepers and other Jan. 6 rioters did.

PolitiFact rating: False (In normal times, members of the public can enter the Capitol for tours or to watch Congress in action. But their access is limited, as they have to enter into the building through security checkpoints, obtain the proper passes, stay out of restricted areas and follow other rules and procedures. The Jan. 6 rioters who violently pushed past barricades, fought police and broke into the Capitol did not follow these rules and procedures — and they stormed the building on a day when it was closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

Jan. 6 attorney defends Oath Keepers with dubious claim that ‘it’s not illegal’ to enter Capitol

FALSE Claim by thegatewaypundit.com: Thrombosis Deaths In UK Are 500%-600% Greater Than Last 14 Years

Lead Stories rating: False (No Evidence of increases.)

Fact Check: Thrombosis Deaths In UK Are NOT 500-600% Greater Than In Any Of The Last 14 Years

The Gateway Pundit Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Ron DeSantis (R): “Without a shred of clinical data to support its decision, the Biden Administration has revoked the emergency use authorization for lifesaving monoclonal antibody treatments.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (The now-limited monoclonal antibody treatments are not lifesaving, nor are they effective against omicron. Other medicines are still available, including another monoclonal antibody treatment called sotromivab, Paxlovid, molnupiravir and remdesivir.)

DeSantis doesn’t tell full story about evidence for FDA move on monoclonal antibody treatments

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: Microsoft developing microchip to hold vaccination status, trials in July

USA Today rating: False (they are not.)

Fact check: Microsoft not developing COVID-19 passport microchip

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by patriotfetch.com: Video Shows ‘Illegal’ Migrant Workers Arriving At Florida Hotel

Lead Stories rating: False (They Had Visas)

Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show ‘Illegal’ Migrant Workers Arriving At Florida Hotel

Patriot Fetch Rating

TRUE (International: Kenya): Claim by Kenya’s Business Daily newspaper: “Tax collections for the first half of the current financial year rose at the fastest pace since president Uhuru Kenyatta took power in 2013 …”

Africa Check rating: Correct

Kenyan newspaper right that tax revenue rose ‘fastest’ under president Kenyatta, but context is key

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/08/2022"

  1. Mike Stempo | February 8, 2022 at 6:45 am |

    Did you actually see the early video (scrubbed very quickly after it was discovered) where Capital security opened the Capital doors and invited the crowd in? If not, why not?

    Referencing.

    Claim by Jonathon Moseley (R): “It’s not illegal to go inside the Capitol” as the Oath Keepers and other Jan. 6 rioters did.
    PolitiFact rating: False (In normal times, members of the public can enter the Capitol for tours or to watch Congress in action. But their access is limited, as they have to enter into the building through security checkpoints, obtain the proper passes, stay out of restricted areas and follow other rules and procedures. The Jan. 6 rioters who violently pushed past barricades, fought police and broke into the Capitol did not follow these rules and procedures — and they stormed the building on a day when it was closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

    Jan. 6 attorney defends Oath Keepers with dubious claim that ‘it’s not illegal’ to enter Capitol

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