The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/22/2023

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 via Social media: “CDC Dep. Dir. Tom Shimabukuro Admits COVID Vaccines Are Causing ‘Debilitating Illnesses’” rating: False (He simply acknowledges that some people have reported debilitating conditions following vaccination to VAERS. He was not saying that those conditions were caused by COVID-19 vaccination. VAERS is not trustworthy.)

Posts Falsely Claim CDC Official Admitted COVID-19 Vaccines Cause ‘Debilitating Illnesses’

Claim via Social Media: Black dogs are adopted less frequently and stay at shelters for longer. rating: False (It is a myth)

No, experts say Black Dog Syndrome isn’t real

FALSE Claim by Mark Obenshain (R): “You know how many children are dying across Virginia because of fentanyl poisoning? A heck of a lot more than are dying at the hands of guns.”

Politifact rating: False (Guns kill more by wide margin. State records show that almost seven times more Virginia minors died from guns than fentanyl from the start of 2017 through September 2022. During that span, 355 minors died from guns and 51 from fentanyl. 

More Virginia children die from guns than fentanyl

FALSE Claim via Social media: The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine causes COVID-19.

USA Today rating: False (mRNA vaccines do not contain the virus and therefore cannot cause it.)

Fact check: COVID-19 mRNA vaccines cannot cause the disease, don’t have live virus

Claim via Social Media: U.S. Marines “gunned down criminal FBI agents trying to sabotage an electrical substation in Meridian, Idaho.”

Snopes rating: False (This false claim originates from a website with a satire disclaimer, though the FBI is actually investigating a series of attacks on electrical substations in several states.)

Did Marines Catch and Kill FBI Agents Trying To Sabotage a Substation in Idaho?

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Hindustan Times: “Shocking evidence of ISIS involvement in the Ukrainian armed forces has emerged.” rating: False

Russia’s False ‘Proof’ of Ukrainian Troops’ ISIS Link

Hindustan Times Rating

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