The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/13/2022

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 Vaccine Impact: COVID-19 vaccines caused a 40% increase in deaths identified by a life insurance company.

PolitiFact rating: False (Research indicates that COVID-19 is likely responsible for the increase; there is no evidence to suggest the vaccines are to blame.)

No, COVID-19 vaccines aren’t responsible for an increase in deaths

Vaccine Impact Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by The Liberty Loft: A nine-year-old girl was arrested at the Natural History Museum in New York City for refusing to show proof of vaccination.

BOOM FactCheck rating: False (Old Lie)

NYPD Did Not Arrest A Child For Not Showing Proof Of Vaccination | BOOM

Liberty Loft Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Charlie Crist (D): “New Jersey and Maryland produce more solar power than Florida, the Sunshine State!”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (They did 10 years ago. Florida ranked third in the nation for total solar power generating capacity in 2021, trailing only California and Texas, according to an industry group’s ranking.

Florida produces more solar power than most states, though it lags smaller ones on rooftop panels

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Alex Jones: The COVID-19 vaccine “destroys the subject’s natural immune system”; HIV VB variant is a “cover up”

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect

The COVID-19 vaccines don’t weaken the immune system and are unrelated to the HIV VB variant

Alex Jones Rating

FALSE Claim via Social media: COVID-19 vaccines are the first that allow the virus to spread “even after vaccination.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Breakthrough infections are common with vaccines. The Flu vaccine for example.)

US COVID-19 Vaccines Follow Conventional Health Standards and Protocols

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Canada): Canadian Government Planted Dumpster Full Of Rocks To Provoke Violence At ‘Freedom Convoy’

Lead Stories rating: False (Nor related to the government. The owner of the company that owns the dumpster confirmed that the dumpster and its contents were only there for a client’s construction needs.)

Fact Check: Canadian Government Did NOT Plant Dumpster Full Of Rocks To Provoke Violence At ‘Freedom Convoy’

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