The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/19/2021

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

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): Taliban fighters “are tired of fighting” in Afghanistan. rating: False (Apparently not – Events Proved Him Wrong)

Timeline of US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): A Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is “not inevitable.” rating: False (Apparently Not – Events Proved Him Wrong)

Timeline of US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Claim by Glenn Youngkin (R): “We watched Terry McAuliffe (D), when he was governor, lower the (accreditation) standards in our schools…”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (McAuliffe signed a 2015 bill ordering a deemphasis of standardized test results in accrediting Virginia public schools.)

 McAuliffe helped ease school accreditation standards as governor

Claim via Social media: Donald Trump won Arizona by 270,000 votes.

USA Today rating: False (more election conspiracies)

Fact check: MyPillow CEO spreads false claim about Arizona election

Claim via Social Media: It takes gallons of water to flush energy drinks out of the body

Lead Stories rating: False (Pseudoscience. The liver processes caffeine therefore water will have a minimal impact)

Fact Check: It Does NOT Take Gallons Of Water To ‘Flush’ Energy Drinks Out Of The Kidneys

(International: Afghanistan): Woman executed by Taliban in Afghanistan for not wearing burqa properly.

The Quint rating: False (Video is from 2015 in Syria)

Fact Check | No, This Graphic Video of a Woman’s Public Execution Is Not From Taliban’s Afghanistan, It Is a 2015 Video From Syria

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