The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/27/2021

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 Social media post: “There wasn’t a SINGLE American casualty in Afghanistan in the last year and a half of the Trump admin.” rating: False (11 were killed)

Instagram Post Wrong on U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan

FALSE Claim by Democratic campaign advertisement: Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin called COVID-19 relief “unnecessary” in a May 12 interview

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Glenn Youngkin Call COVID-19 Relief ‘Unnecessary’ In A May 12 Interview?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “80% of women who have been jabbed have lost their children in the first trimester.”

PolitiFact rating: False (A CDC analysis did not find an increased risk of miscarriage among nearly 2,500 pregnant women who received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine before 20 weeks of pregnancy.)

Claim about COVID-19 vaccines and miscarriages based on flawed reading of study

FALSE Claim via Social Media: An image shows Ronald Reagan meeting with the Taliban at the White House, and he compared the group to the Founding Fathers

USA Today rating: False 

Fact check: Post makes false claim about Ronald Reagan and the Taliban

Claim via Social Media: The bomb threat near the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 19 was a false flag.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (conspiracy theories)

Conservative influencers wrongly claim Capitol bomb threat was ‘false flag’

FALSE (International: India): Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia said, if Hindus & Buddhists want to live safely, they should either convert to Islam or go to India.”

BOOM Live rating: False

Fake Quote Attributed To Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia Goes Viral

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