The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/09/2023

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 by Project Veritas: Pfizer “Director Concerned Over Women’s Reproductive [Health] After COVID-19 Vaccinations.” rating: No Evidence (Studies Found No Concerns.)

COVID-19 Vaccines Can Slightly Alter Menstrual Cycle Temporarily, But Don’t Harm Fertility

Project Veritas Rating

Claim by DC Draino Turning Point USA: Did Zelensky order destruction of docs linked to Hunter Biden?

Newsweek rating: False (The “letter” from the Ukrainian government has been debunked. The letter, which was circulated on Russian social media in 2022, was littered with mistakes that indicated it was translated to Ukrainian from Russian.)

Fact Check: Did Zelensky order destruction of docs linked to Hunter Biden?

Turning Point USA Rating

FALSE Claim by Alex Berenson: COVID-19 vaccination is associated with all-cause excess mortality

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (The claim’s argument relies on a correlation between vaccine coverage and excess mortality in the later months of 2022. However, previous months didn’t show this correlation. In fact, if we look at the entire time period since vaccination started in January 2021, it shows that countries with a higher vaccine coverage experienced less excess mortality.)

Data doesn’t show that vaccines are responsible for 2022 excess mortality, contrary to Alex Berenson’s claim

Claim via Social Media: The Chinese surveillance balloon contained deadly explosives.

PolitiFact rating: Unconfirmed (No evidence)

Fact-checking claims about the Chinese spy balloon

FALSE Claim via Social media: People in public or Section 8 housing can’t file taxes as head of household.

USA Today rating: False (They can)

Fact check: Public housing recipients can still be head of household

FALSE (International: Turkey): Footage shows a nuclear plant in Turkey exploding as a result of the recent earthquake.

Full Fact rating: False (The footage shows an explosion that occurred in Beirut in 2020.)

Video does not show Turkish nuclear plant exploding due to earthquake – Full Fact

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