The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/25/2021

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

Claim via Social Media: Says “31 U.S. troops” were “killed in Afghanistan yesterday.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (It is a blatant lie that 31 US Troops were killed yesterday, but it is true that more than 30 died in a 2011 attack on a helicopter)
MBFC rating: Blatant Lie (We understand the mostly false rating as it did happen long ago, but clearly the claimants were lying that it happened yesterday during evacuations)

Attack of US Army helicopter in Afghanistan occurred in 2011, not ‘yesterday’

FALSE Claim by Dr. Janci Chunn Lindsay: COVID-19 vaccines will cause blood clotting, fertility problems, and immune escape

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (none of the above)

Janci Chunn Lindsay’s claims that COVID-19 vaccines are unsafe are inaccurate and unsupported by scientific evidence

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Meta-analysis of ivermectin proves it treats covid

Lead Stories rating: False (You are not a horse! No scientific evidence to indicate use with humans)

Fact Check: Yale Professor, Ivermectin Maker Say The Horse Dewormer Is NOT Proven Effective Against COVID-19 — Mississippi Hospitalized Man After Dose

FALSE Claim via Social Media: More Than 75 Doctors Walked Out Of A South Florida Hospital Rather Than Treat Unvaccinated COVID-19 Patients

Lead Stories rating: False (Doctors not refusing to treat the unvaccinated. They held a demonstration to encourage people to vaccinate0

Fact Check: More Than 75 Doctors Did NOT ‘Walk Out Of A South Florida Hospital Rather Than Treat The Unvaccinated’ — It Was A Demonstration

FALSE Claim by Viral Post: Claims President Joe Biden made an explicit statement against Americans evacuating from Afghanistan suggesting he will blame former President Donald Trump if they perish.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Make This Disparaging Remark Disregarding Americans In Afghanistan?

FALSE (International: Australia): Two children died in Australia after receiving COVID-19 vaccines in a mass vaccination program for students.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Australian students did not die in COVID-19 vaccination drive

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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