The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/28/2021

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 via Social Media: “It would cost $20 billion to end homelessness in the U.S.” and “halting global warming would cost $300 billion.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (there is no consensus on the cost, but most agree these numbers are on the low end.)

No consensus on the cost of ending homelessness in the US or halting global warming

FALSE Claim by Stew Peters – Red Voice Media: At least two children died in Australia after receiving COVID-19 vaccines in a mass vaccination program for students.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (they didn’t)

Australian students did not die in COVID-19 vaccination drive

Red Voice Media Rating

FALSE Claim by Chiropractor Eric Nepute: In Australia, “they’re already taking children out of homes that there’s possible risk of COVID in — they’re putting them in detainment camps.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (If you have a toothache do you go to a mechanic? Consider the source.)

Chiropractor Again Peddles False, Misleading COVID-19 Claims

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump Jr., social media users: Hillary Clinton ‘slept as Benghazi burned’ and Joe Biden ‘vacationed as Afghanistan fell’

USA Today rating: False (both are not true)

Fact check: Donald Trump Jr. makes false claim about Clinton, Biden

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: California election officials “can literally see if you vote yes or no” in the recall election, “and they will throw it away if you vote yes.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (more election fraud conspiracy theories)

Exposing the Holes in a California Recall Election Conspiracy Theory

FALSE (International: Nigeria): 78 Nigerian soldiers face firing squad

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Image shows execution in Somalia, not a firing squad in Nigeria

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