The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/05/2022

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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

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FALSE Claim via Social Media: Country singer Jake Flint died because of the COVID-19 vaccine.

PolitiFact rating: False (Country singer Jake Flint’s recent death wasn’t related to the COVID-19 vaccine, according to his publicist and family.)

No, singer Jake Flint didn’t die from the COVID-19 vaccine

BLATANT
LIE
Did he say it: Conservative commentator Matt Walsh once tweeted, “‘Taking advantage’ of a drunk girl is not rape.”

Snopes rating: False (he never said that)

Matt Walsh Never Tweeted ‘Taking Advantage of a Drunk Girl Is Not Rape’

FALSE Claim by Stew Peters: Unusual clots have been found in dead people and may be due to COVID-19 vaccination.

FactCheck.org rating: Unsupported (There’s no evidence for this theory.)

‘Died Suddenly’ Pushes Bogus Depopulation Theory

FALSE Claim via Social Media: A large drop in Wisconsin’s active military votes from 2020 to 2022 suggests fraud.

Lead Stories rating: False (Vote Varies, not evidence of fraud.)

Fact Check: NO Evidence Of Fraud As Wisconsin’s Active Military Votes Tumble From 2020 To 2022

FALSE Claim by Kyle Becker: “The risk of myocarditis is 800 times higher for vaccinated than unvaccinated young adults, according to a recent Swiss study”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (The findings by Müller and colleagues showed that the incidence of vaccine-associated myocarditis was higher than previously reported when cases were identified using a more sensitive method instead of only counting myocarditis cases requiring medical attention. It didn’t compare myocarditis incidence between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.)

Results from a Swiss team didn’t show an 800-fold increase in myocarditis in vaccinated people compared to unvaccinated individuals

FALSE (International: Australia): Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has committed Australian taxpayers to $2 trillion per year in climate change payments.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Australia has indicated support for an international climate “loss and damage” fund but has not yet committed any money.)

$2 trillion climate fund claim a red hot lie

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