The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/30/2021

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 Ned Price: “Taliban and the Haqqani network are separate entities.” 

The Dispatch rating: False

Are the Taliban and the Haqqani Network ‘Separate Entities’?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: No one has called for the flags to be flown at Half Mast in honor of our Marines.

Lead Stories rating: False (Biden Ordered it)

Fact Check: Flags Were NOT Left At Top Of Federal Flagpoles In Wake Of Kabul Airport Attack

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral image: purportedly shows a tractor-trailer with an advertisement for Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on the back being loaded with dead bodies.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: No, This Image Of A Greg Abbott Campaign Advertisement On The Back Of A Tractor-Trailer Carrying Bodies Is Not Real

FALSE Claim via Social Media: A COVID-19 booster means that the initial vaccination didn’t work

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect

Vaccine boosters help maintain protection provided by initial vaccination; boosters have been used for routine vaccinations like tetanus and polio for decades

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “No one has died of cancer or heart disease since the COVID-19 thing started.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

No, cancer and heart disease deaths didn’t disappear during the pandemic

BLATANT
LIE
(International: India): Video of Indian soldiers dropping dead after receiving the vaccine.

Newsmeter rating: False

Fact Check: Video of Indian soldiers dying, fainting after vaccination is false

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