The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/01/2023

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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FALSE Claim by Citizen Free Press: Was Jill Biden Booed Watching Eagles NFC Championship Game?

Newsweek rating: False (Biden was not widely booed at the January 29 game, and it is already questionable as to how much she was booed at the game the clip originated from in October 2022.)

Fact Check: Was Jill Biden booed watching Eagles NFC Championship game?

Citizens Free Press Rating

Claim via Social media: Cold events show that Earth is cooling, not warming.

USA Today rating: False (the earth is warming)

Fact check: Earth is warming, cold events do not prove global cooling

Claim via Social Media: The United States of America “no longer exists” because President Joe Biden “signed away our sovereignty as a nation.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (President Joe Biden signed the Declaration of North America on Jan. 10 following talks with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It is not a legally binding document and has no bearing on U.S. sovereignty.)

The US still exists. Biden didn’t sign away the country’s sovereignty with North American agreement

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Elon Musk warned that a “woke mind virus” was destroying civilization.

Snopes rating: Correct Attribution

Did Elon Musk Warn that ‘Woke Mind Virus’ Is Destroying Civilization?

FALSE Claim by Louise Lucas (D): Glenn Youngkin is “the first sitting Governor in the modern era to have their party have less legislative seats than when they were elected.”

Politifact rating: False (Three Virginia governors have seen their party’s membership in the General Assembly shrink during their terms in the  modern era of Virginia politics, often said to have begun in 1970.)

Lucas falsely inflates Youngkin’s special election setback

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by The Exposé: Government, Pfizer documents confirm COVID-19 vaccines have led to millions of deaths as a result of recipients developing vaccine-associated enhanced disease (VAED).

Australian Associated Press rating: False (UK government and Pfizer documents make no such claim and there have been no recorded cases of COVID vaccines leading to VAED.)

Usual suspect cooks up COVID vaccine scare story

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