The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/22/2021

Each day 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. (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

Claim by Dr. Ryan Cole: Washington bureaucrats “have suppressed” ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.

FactCheck.org rating: False (no evidence)

Idaho Doctor Makes Baseless Claims About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

Claim via Social Media: Covid-19 vaccine causes erectile dysfunction

AFP Fact Check rating: False (It doesn’t)

Experts say there are numerous factors behind erectile dysfunction, but the Covid-19 vaccine is not one of them

Claim by Mark Born (R): “Private insurance gives … better coverage” than people would get under a Medicaid expansion.

Politifact rating: False (there is more to it)

No, private insurance doesn’t provide ‘better coverage’ than Medicaid

Claim by Joe Martino of Collective Evolution: “WHO data shows [that] ivermectin reduces COVID-19 mortality by 81%, but they won’t recommend it?”

Health Feedback rating: Misleading (There is currently insufficient evidence to establish whether ivermectin is safe and effective in COVID-19 patients.)

The World Health Organization doesn’t recommend ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment; the drug’s safety and effectiveness remains uncertain in COVID-19 patients

Collective Evolution Rating

Claim via Social Media: “Joe Biden and the Democrats want to remove any term that denotes gender.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Biden changed WhiteHouse.gov so that people contacting the White House can identify themselves without a specific gender, but it does not eliminate traditional gender options.)

Fact-checking whether Biden, Democrats want to remove all terms that note gender

(International: India) Claim: It is not possible to come to power in West Bengal in 2021 elections. BJP’s central supervisor team has informed.

vishvasnews.com rating: False

Fact Check: BJP did not say it will lose 2021 Assembly polls, viral breaking plate is edited

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