The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/21/2022

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 Ron Desantis (R): Says the Biden administration’s Unaccompanied Alien Children process has “no vetting, no transparency.”

Poltifact rating: Mostly False (Immigration officials screen children as part of the Unaccompanied Alien Children process, to determine if they are victims of trafficking and check if they have a criminal record. But, HHS doesn’t release identifying data.)

Fact-checking Ron DeSantis’ claim that a U.S. process doesn’t vet immigrants

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by trendingpolitics.com: The Lancet Published Medical Professor’s Warning That Natural Immunity Has Made Vaccine Mandates Irrelevant

Lead Stories rating: False (No Warning)

Fact Check: Medical Professor Did NOT Warn Natural Immunity Has Made Vaccine Mandates ‘Irrelevant’ In Lancet Letter

Trending Politics Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Viral Image: Says Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said, “If it weren’t for electricity, we’d all be watching TV by candlelight.”

Politifact rating: False (The quote is from a 1950’s comedian.)

Quote about watching TV by candlelight originated with a comedian, not Marjorie Taylor Greene

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: purportedly shows former President Donald Trump with his pants pulled high above his waist.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Altered Image)

FACT CHECK: Image Of Donald Trump In High-Waisted Pants Is Altered

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Books banned in Texas include 1984, Maus, and The Handmaid’s Tale, but not Mein Kampf.”

Politifact rating: False (There is no state ban of these titles and no districts that PolitiFact Texas knows of that banned these titles, after conferring with librarian organizations.)

Books listed in viral tweet aren’t banned statewide in Texas

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Canada): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posted a message on social media telling vaccinated Canadians to stop talking to their unvaccinated relatives.

Snopes.com rating: False

Did Trudeau Tell Canadians to Stop Talking to Unvaccinated Relatives?

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/21/2022"

  1. “Claim by trendingpolitics.com: The Lancet Published Medical Professor’s Warning That Natural Immunity Has Made Vaccine Mandates Irrelevant”

    This should be at least partially true based on the article that it’s referring to:

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanrhe/article/PIIS2665-9913(22)00038-8/fulltext

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