The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/21/2021

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

TRUE Claim via Social Media – Melissa Tate: “100 Sailors at sea. All vaxxed. All with COVID (seven) weeks following deployment.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (numbers are accurate)

MBFC rating: True (Politifact adds additional information that is not necessary to fact check the claim – She said it and it was accurate, end of fact check.)

Facebook post omits context about COVID outbreak aboard British naval ships

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): President Joe Biden claimed that the U.S. does not have troops in Syria.

Newsweek rating: False (U.S. continues to maintain about 900 troops in Syria)

Fact check: Does the U.S. have no troops in Syria, as Joe Biden claims?

Claim by Charlie Kirk: Joe Biden intentionally “let it fall apart” in Afghanistan because he “wants a couple hundred thousand more Ilhan Omars to come into America to change the body politic permanently.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (More conspiracy nonsense from Kirk)

Charlie Kirk baselessly claims Biden intentionally let Afghanistan fall to alter US population

Claim by Viral Image: Fox News Reported that former President Donald Trump will return to office Aug. 22.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Fox was mocking conspiracy theorists)

FACT CHECK: Did Fox News Report Donald Trump Will Be Reinstated As President In August?

Claim via Social Media: 229 Christian missionaries have been sentenced to death tomorrow afternoon by the Afghan Islamists

Lead Stories rating: False (Recycled Hoax)

Fact Check: Prayer Request For 229 Christian Missionaries Is NOT Based On A Verified Current Event

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by The Conservative Woman: The current Covid vaccines are obsolete as they do not cover the new variants.

Full Fact rating: False. (All the vaccines mentioned have shown efficacy against the main Covid-19 variants, albeit to varying degrees.)

Conservative Woman article falsely claims vaccines don’t work – Full Fact

The Conservative Woman Rating

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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