The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/10/2022

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

TRUE Claim by Brian Tyler Cohen: “Iowa Republicans have introduced a bill that would put government-installed cameras in every single classroom to livestream school activities for parents to spy on teachers and children.”

Politifact rating: True (A bill introduced by Iowa Rep. Norlin Mommsen, R-DeWitt, proposes putting cameras in public school classrooms, with exceptions for physical education and special education classrooms.)

Yes, Iowa Republican’s bill would put cameras in classrooms

FALSE Claim by Dr. Christiane Northrup (ob-gyn): Ten countries “announced the cancellation of all quarantine procedures, Corona tests, and compulsory vaccination”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Dr. Northup is a Qanon conspiracy theorist who frequently publishes pseudoscience misinformation.)

Majority of ten countries listed in viral chain message haven’t dropped all COVID-19 restriction measures and aren’t considering COVID-19 as a seasonal flu, despite claims Rating

Claim by Christine Drazan (R): “Governor Kate Brown wants to make Oregon’s mask mandate PERMANENT.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (The state’s health department, Oregon Health Authority, has proposed a permanent mask mandate.)

Explaining Oregon’s ‘permanent’ mask mandate in context

FALSE Claim by Biden Administration To Fund Crack Pipes, Heroin.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not funding crack pipes or heroin. It is a grant for safety equipment to prevent burns and disease.)

Fact Check: Biden Administration Is NOT Funding ‘Crack Pipes, Heroin’ For Drug Use

Daily Caller Rating

FALSE Claim by Young Americans for Liberty: A study on the NIH website comes to a different conclusion than the CDC about the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19. rating: Misleading (The NIH and FDA have said more clinical studies are needed.)

Facebook Post Misleads on NIH’s Position on Ivermectin

Young Americans for Liberty Rating

(International: United Kingdom): Incidences of heart attacks, Bell’s palsy, congenital malformations, female infertility, pulmonary embolisms, neurological abnormalities and cancers have increased dramatically, according to NHS data.

Full Fact rating: False (The figures published in the social media post are based on false US military data, not NHS data.)

False US military health data misrepresented as NHS figures – Full Fact

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