The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/26/2021

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

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Dan Patrick (R): “Well, the biggest group in most states are African Americans who have not been vaccinated.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (The biggest group in most states are whites; however, blacks have the lowest vaccination rate by percent of the population.)

Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick’s False Claim About Unvaccinated Black People

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: the image shows empty seats at former President Donald Trump’s Aug. 21 “Save America” rally.

Check Your Fact rating: False (not a photo of the rally)

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Donald Trump’s Aug. 21 Rally In Alabama?

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Warren Davidson (R): Former President Donald Trump “was blocked from getting troops out of (Afghanistan) by Liz Cheney and others.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (An amendment backed by Cheney received bipartisan support and became law as part of the larger defense authorization bill.)

No, a Liz Cheney amendment didn’t block Afghanistan troop drawdown

FALSE Claim by Jake Sullivan (D): “When we took office in January, the Trump administration had not processed a single special immigrant visa since March of 2020, in nearly a year.”

The Washington Post rating: False (many processed)

Analysis | Jake Sullivan bungles a line about visa processing for Afghans

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Bitchute video: FDA Approval Illegal! Doctor Reveals Pfizer Insert Proves Criminal Regulation Violations!

Lead Stories rating: False (crackpot conspiracies)

Fact Check: FDA Approval Of COVID-19 Vaccine Is NOT Illegal; ‘Doctor’ Does NOT Prove ‘Criminal’ FDA Regulation Violations

FALSE (International: Pakistan): Image shows Pakistan mosque being destroyed by the Taliban

Newsmeter rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Taliban blow up mosque in Pakistan?

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