The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/22/2021

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

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): “What interest do we have in Afghanistan at this point with al Qaeda gone?”

FactCheck.org rating: False (weakened, but not gone)

FactChecking Biden’s Statements About Afghanistan

FALSE Claim by Nicole Whitley, Sebastion Gorka: Ivermectin is an effective COVID-19 treatment; COVID-19 PCR tests lead to false positives; COVID-19 vaccines aren’t working

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (false on all accounts)

Video shared by Sebastian Gorka Facebook page shows nurse making false and unsubstantiated claims about ivermectin, COVID-19 PCR tests, and COVID-19 vaccine safety

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Says COVID-19 vaccinations are “a violation of the Nuremberg code.”

PolitiFact rating: False (It was false when Candace Owens said it and now it is a blatant lie)

COVID-19 vaccination does not violate the Nuremberg Code

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is a ‘false flag’ staged for political gain

USA Today rating: False (who is gaining?)

Fact check: Conspiracy theories falsely claim Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is a ‘false flag’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: President Joe Biden recently signed an executive order closing gyms and indoor dining due to the Delta variant

Check Your Fact rating: False (Nope)

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Sign An Executive Order Closing Gyms And Indoor Dining Due To The Delta Variant?

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Image shows Afghan female pilot Safia Ferozi being stoned to death by the Taliban, after they came back to power in August, 2021.

BOOM Live rating: False

No, This Photo Does Not Show The Lynching Of Afghan Pilot Safia Ferozi

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