The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/23/2022

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: 52 viruses can cause a false positive on a COVID-19 PCR test

USA Today rating: False (They Don’t)

Fact check: COVID-19 tests don’t detect 52 different viruses

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by JD Vance (R): Says Joe Biden risks war with Russia because Vladimir Putin doesn’t “believe in transgender rights.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Russia has said Ukraine’s ties to NATO are a key threat to Russia’s national security.)

JD Vance says transgender rights drives looming conflict in Ukraine

FALSE Claim via Social media: Covid-19 vaccine causes blood clots.

BOOM FactCheck rating: False (misrepresenting a tobacco blood clot warning.)

Tobacco Blood Clot Warning In Australia Passed Off As Vaccine Side Effect

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Joe Biden wants to eliminate a regulation that requires school districts to report allegations of teacher on student rape, alleged rape, and sexual assault.”

Politifact rating: False (Under a new proposal, the data will continue to be collected.)

Social media post is wrong about proposal to change data collection on teacher sexual misconduct

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: I Need To Get Tested For HIV After COVID Shot.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Test Needed as you can’t get HIV from the Covid or any other vaccine.)

Fact Check: NO Need For HIV Tests After COVID Shots — Australia’s Vaccine With False Positives Never Mass-Produced

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Russia): Claim by Dmitry Peskov: “Russia has never attacked anyone throughout its history.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Russian spokesman’s statement ignores centuries of Russian attacks

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