Collected Fact Checks on January 16, 2024 at 17:03:27

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Tucker Carlson Video Spreads Falsehoods on COVID-19 Vaccines, WHO Accord

Published 01/13/2024 01:08
COVID-19 vaccines are generally safe and have not killed 17 million people worldwide, contrary to claims amplified by podcaster Bret Weinstein during an interview with Tucker Carlson. Weinstein also inaccurately characterized a proposed World Health Organization pandemic accord and other changes, claiming they aim to take away “personal and national sovereignty.”

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Trump Shares Bogus Claim About Haley’s Eligibility to Serve as President

Published 01/10/2024 20:07
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, and as a natural born citizen is eligible to serve as U.S. president. But social media posts — including one shared by former President Donald Trump — falsely claim she is ineligible because her parents weren’t American citizens when she was born.

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Post Misrepresents NFL Response to Oct. 7 Attack on Israel

Published 01/09/2024 21:58
NFL teams paid tribute to the victims in Israel of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack by holding moments of silence before games during the following week. But a recent social media post falsely claimed the NFL encouraged players “to kneel for Israel before every game.” An NFL spokesperson called the claim “patently false.”

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Fact checks from Lead Stories – 15 new posts

Fact checks from PolitiFact – Rulings and Stories – 20 new posts

Fact checks from Reuters – 16 new posts

Fact Check: ‘Sahil Omar’ not named a suspect in Fort Worth explosion

Published 01/12/2024 19:00
Authorities have not yet named a suspect in the Jan. 8 explosion at a Fort Worth, Texas hotel, and an investigation of the incident, which is thought to be a gas leak, is ongoing. Social media posts have falsely claimed that a man named Sahil Omar has been named as the suspect.

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Fact Check: Fake Rob Reiner X post on Epstein list

Published 01/10/2024 18:38
American actor Rob Reiner did not publish an X post on whether former U.S. President Donald Trump was listed in documents pertaining to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. The image is a fabrication.

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Fact checks from – 15 new posts

Fact checks from USA Today – 18 new posts