The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/23/2021

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 Viral image: The Biden administration “gifted the Taliban with $80 billion-plus” in military-grade weapons but now “wants your 9mm pistols.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Weapons were left behind but no evidence of it being 80 billion worth and not taking guns)

No proof Biden left Taliban $80B in weapons, or that he wants Americans’ pistols

FALSE Claim by Peter Ridd: “The amount of coral on the Great Barrier Reef is at record high levels”; those claiming the reef is threatened by climate change are alarmists

Climate Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Despite 2021 being a good year for coral health, coral in the Great Barrier Reef has declined over the past decade and is threatened by climate change, contrary to claims by Peter Ridd

FALSE Claim by Instagram Post: Malala Yousafzai has been “silent about the cries of women and children suffering at the hands of the Taliban.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Malala Yousafzai Has Responded to Taliban Takeover, Plight of ‘My Afghan Sisters’

FALSE Claim via Social Media: ICU NURSE you’re being lied to about COVID ivermectin

Lead Stories rating: No Evidence

Fact Check: ICU Nurse Offers NO Proof Ivermectin Is Effective At Treating COVID-19

TRUE Claim by Craig Thompson (R): “We’ve got 115,000 miles of roads in this state and 90% is owned by the locals.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, 90% of Wisconsin’s roadways are maintained by local municipalities

FALSE (International: Canada): Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi testified that COVID-19 is a hoax

BOOM Live rating: False

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi Did Not Testify That COVID-19 Is A Hoax

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