The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/25/2022

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: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has amassed the “largest collection of human data in history” through COVID-19 PCR tests.

Politifact rating: False (Though swabs used for PCR tests contain human DNA, one of the first steps in the sequencing is to isolate the coronavirus genetic material from the rest of the sample.)

No, the CDC is not collecting human DNA from COVID-19 PCR tests

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Moderna and Pfizer are not Mandating COVID Vaccine For Its Employees.

Lead Stories rating: False (they both mandate vaccines for employees.)

Fact Check: Moderna IS Mandating COVID Vaccine For Its Employees — So Is Pfizer

Claim via Social Media: Luc Montagnier’s death is linked to his “exposing” that there’s HIV in the COVID-19 vaccine.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (The COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause AIDS. We found no evidence that Luc Montagnier said they did, or that he was killed for saying so.)

Fact-checking more misinformation about Luc Montagnier after his death

FALSE Claim by Everyone is at Risk for Blood Clots, Even The Healthiest Athletes

Lead Stories rating: False (Risk Unrelated)

Fact Check: COVID Vaccines Not To Blame For Blood Clot Risk

Gateway Pundit Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: CDC lowered speech standard for children because of masking.

Newsweek rating: False (No, they did not.)

Fact Check: Did CDC Lower Speech Standard for Children Because of Masking?

(International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: “As we know, it has already been stated today that Ukraine intends to create its own nuclear weapons, and this is not just bragging.”

The Washington Post rating: False

Fact-checking Putin’s speech on Ukraine

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