The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/11/2022

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

Claim via Social Media: “Biden and most Democrats want to cap insulin prices at $35 per month. All 50 Republicans in the Senate are opposed to it.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Several Republican senators have supported legislation in the past to address the high cost of insulin, and at least one – Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana – has proposed price caps.)

Republicans opposed Build Back Better as a whole, not necessarily insulin price caps, as post claims

TRUE Claim by Emily Craig in The Daily Mail: Highly infectious HIV ‘VB’ variant makes people ill twice as quickly.

Health Feedback rating: Accurate

A new, highly virulent HIV variant named VB variant was indeed identified in the Netherlands

Daily Mail Rating

FALSE Claim via Social media post: The CDC’s death rate estimates for COVID-19 are “classifying people who have 1 or 2 jabs as ‘unvaccinated.'” rating: False (The CDC said “unvaccinated” means someone has “not been verified to have received COVID-19 vaccine.”)

Latest CDC Data: Unvaccinated Adults 97 Times More Likely to Die from COVID-19 Than Boosted Adults

TRUE Claim: Marjorie Taylor Greene said: “Now we have Nancy Pelosi’s gazpacho police spying on members of Congress.” rating: Correct Attribution

Did Marjorie Taylor Greene Speak of ‘Nancy Pelosi’s Gazpacho Police’?

Claim by Kayleigh McEnany: “President Trump sanctioned Russia. President Biden gave them a pipeline.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (It’s wrong to say that Biden “gave them a pipeline.” Only a tiny percentage of the pipeline remained to be finished by the time Biden took office; most of it was built on Trump’s watch.)

Kayleigh McEnany spins comparison of Trump, Biden on Russian gas pipeline

(International: Australia): Claim by Clive Palmer: More than 200 Australian doctors have been struck off the medical register during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australian Associated Press rating: False. Since July 2019 – before the pandemic began – 61 medical practitioners in Australia have been struck off the register for any reason.

Clive Palmer’s claim 200 doctors have been ‘struck off’ fails basic check-up

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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