The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/06/2023

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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Claim via Social Media: Chuck Grassley demands Biden’s resignation over Hunter Biden’s Laptop.

Check Your Fact rating: False (No evidence he ever said it.)


TRUE Claim via Social Media: Before U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s bid in 2023, it had been a century since it took more than one round of votes to elect a Speaker of the House.

Snopes rating: True

Has a Century Passed Since It Took More Than One Vote to Elect a Speaker of the House?

Claim via Social Media: covid vaccines contain HIV protein that is causing “vaccine AIDS”

Lead Stories rating: False (No, but some crackpots think so.)

Fact Check: COVID-19 Vaccines Do NOT Contain ‘HIV Protein’ Causing ‘Vaccine AIDS’

TRUE Claim via Social Media: A news release was posted on U.S. Rep. George Santos’ website saying he was sworn into office on Jan. 3, 2022, even though the U.S. House had not yet elected a speaker to conduct swearing-in ceremonies.

Snopes rating: True (Cannot be sworn until there is a Speaker of the House.)

Did George Santos’ Website Incorrectly Announce He Was Sworn in to US House?

Claim via Social Media: Bill Gates Announced The Date And Location Of The Next Pandemic On December 26, 2022

Lead Stories rating: False (It was a fictitious computer simulation.)

Fact Check: Bill Gates Did NOT Announce Date, Location Of Next Pandemic

FALSE (International: Australia): The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has been withdrawn from Australia

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Moderna’s bivalent booster and pediatric dose vaccine are widely available across the country.)

Moderna vaccine claim gets a jab of truth

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