The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/12/2022

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 via Social Media: “4 busloads of illegals” were “dropped off from the Southern Border” at a Florida hotel.

FactCheck.org rating: False (Legal migrant workers)

Florida Video Shows Legal Migrant Workers, Not ‘Busloads of Illegals’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by citizenfreepress.com: Judge Ordered Ottawa Police To Return Seized Fuel Taken During ‘Freedom Convoy’

Lead Stories rating: False (No Such Order)

Fact Check: Judge Did NOT Order Ottawa Police To Return Seized Fuel Taken During ‘Freedom Convoy’

Citizen Free Press Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Ron Desantis (R): Clips of Dr. Anthony Fauci show he “flip-flopped” on guidance for wearing masks, whether kids should be in school and whether people should change how they interact.

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Guidance on masks and other topics changed often during the pandemic as scientists learned more about COVID-19.)

Ron DeSantis ad on Fauci ‘flip-flops’ leaves out reasons for guidance changes

TRUE Claim by Charlie Kirk: R. Kelly is a convicted pedophile. His music is still on Spotify. The Left has no problem with that, yet they’re waging war against Rogan.

The Dispatch rating: True (You read it right, Charlie Kirk is accurate this time that R. Kelly’s music is still on Spotify.)

Fact Checking Charlie Kirk’s Claim About R. Kelly and Spotify

FALSE Claim by Social media users: Dispensers sell bullets ‘by the pound’ at an Idaho grocery store

USA Today rating: False (Sold at Texas Gun Range.)

Fact check: Image of ‘by the pound’ ammunition dispensers from Texas gun range, not Idaho grocer

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Israel): Claim by israelnationalnews.com: 80% Of Serious COVID Cases In Israel ARE among Fully Vaccinated, says Dr. Yaakov Jerris.

Lead Stories rating: False (most serious cases are unvaccinated.)

Fact Check: Fully Vaccinated Are NOT 80% Of Serious COVID Cases In Israel

Israel National News Rating

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