The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/24/2021

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

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Donald Trump (R): “A Milwaukee election employee even acknowledged dropping off just the margin of ballots needed for a Biden win at 3 a.m.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Milwaukee’s ballot-counting process that night has stood up to both a recount and court rulings.)

No, Milwaukee election official didn’t admit to delivering just enough ballots for a Biden win

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Natural News: US CDC said COVID-19 vaccines are failing and immunized people can be super-spreaders of the disease.

BOOM Live rating: False

CDC Did Not Say People Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Are Superspreaders

Natural News Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Marine Corps Gen. David Berger “rebuked” the vaccine mandate for the military.

FactCheck.org rating: False

Marine General Supports Vaccinations for Military

FALSE Claim via Social media: New permitless carry law lets Texans buy a gun without a background check

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: New Texas law doesn’t change gun purchase regulations

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Joe Biden gave wrong timeline on people falling from plane in Kabul.

Newsweek rating: True

Fact Check: Did Joe Biden get dates wrong on people falling from plane at Kabul airport?

FALSE (International: Philippines): Duterte announced to remove and jail his health secretary

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Video does not show Duterte sacking his health secretary

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