The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/15/2022

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

MOSTLY FALSE Claim by Jesse Haw (R): “Nevada ranks 50th in election integrity ratings.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (The claim is based on only one rating from the Heritage Foundation that reflected concerns about potential voter fraud but did not consider ballot access or voter convenience. MIT’s Election Performance Index, which looks at outcomes such as voter turnout and how long voters wait in line, ranked Nevada 14th)

Fact-checking a claim that Nevada ranks close to last on election integrity

BLATANT
LIE

Claim via Social Media: Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier: Vaccinated People Should Test For Aids, Then Sue Government

Lead Stories rating: False (Didn’t Say It)

Fact Check: NO Evidence Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier Said People Vaccinated, Boosted For COVID Should Test For AIDS, Then Sue Government

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Natural News: “Food crops can be engineered right now based on existing technology to cause infertility in Black people alone.”

PolitiFact rating: False (No. Crackpot claims)

No, food cannot be engineered to create infertility in Black people

Natural News Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Video: Allegedly shows a COVID-19 crisis actor emerging out of a body bag in the middle of a news broadcast.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The video shows an Austrian protest against climate change. The scene visible in the video has nothing to do with COVID-19.)

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show A COVID-19 Crisis Actor Emerging From A Body Bag?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Doctors In Western Countries Are Being Arrested For Prescribing Ivermectin

Lead Stories rating: False (No Arrests)

Fact Check: Doctors In Western Countries Are NOT Being Arrested For Prescribing Ivermectin

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by Senator Malcolm Roberts: There is no evidence carbon dioxide directly causes any change in the climate.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Numerous scientific bodies and studies have found an increase in CO2 in the atmosphere has changed the climate.)

Senator blowing hot air with climate science denial

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