The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/26/2022

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

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BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Elon Musk said, “I predict that I will buy tomorrow the entire Meta company.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Not Musk)

Altered video appears to show Elon Musk saying he’ll buy Meta

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: New blood type connected to COVID-19 vaccine discovered.

USA Today rating: False (Antigens from the Er blood group were first discovered decades ago.)

Fact check: New Er blood group tied to samples from 1980s, not related to COVID-19 vaccine

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: John F Kennedy Jr wrote a letter to Joe Biden in 1994 calling him a traitor.

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Signature)

Fact Check: FBI File Does NOT Suggest 1994 Threat Letter To Joe Biden Was Written By JFK Jr.

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The nasal flu vaccine given to children contains streptococcal bacteria and aluminium, and is linked to the outbreak of deaths from strep A.

Full Fact rating: False (The flu vaccine does not contain streptococcal bacteria or aluminium. There is no proven link between the deaths from strep A and the vaccine.)

Nasal flu vaccines don’t contain ‘mice bred streptococcal bacteria’ – Full Fact

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via cokuysal.com: Tesla launched a cryptocurrency platform that “aims to help families become wealthier.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Tesla didn’t launch this cryptocurrency trading platform, and BBC News didn’t report on it. This is a spam site.)

No, Tesla didn’t launch this cryptocurrency trading platform

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): “Four weeks ago, all UK PRIMARY aged children get live flu nasal spray. Today, primary aged children dying from strep. Dot to dot.”

FactCheck.org rating: No Evidence

No Evidence Flu Vaccine Increases Strep A Infections, Contrary to Online Claims

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