The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 8/31/2021

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 via Social Media: Like Pfizer vaccine, “Thalidomide was also FDA approved.”

Politifact rating: False (FDA did not approve Thalidomide.)

Thalidomide, the morning-sickness drug that caused disabilities, wasn’t FDA-approved

FALSE Claim by Newsmax, The Epoch Times, and Western Journal: The Sun and not human emissions of carbon dioxide may be the main cause of warmer temperatures in recent decades. There is a systemic bias in UN IPCC’s data selection.

Climate Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Solar variance has minimal impact on warming, but there is strong consensus that greenhouse gases are the primary driver.)

Solar forcing is not the main cause of current global warming, contrary to claim by Alex Newman in the Epoch Times

Newsmax Rating, The Epoch Times Rating, Western Journal Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: CNN published an article on a vaccinated COVID-19 victim who blamed unvaccinated people

USA Today rating: False (Originated as satire, but shared as real news via a meme.)

Fact check: Fake CNN article about vaccinated COVID-19 victim’s ‘last words’ has origin in satire

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Soviet Union Took All Of Its Equipment From Afghanistan

Lead Stories rating: False (Some Was Left)

Fact Check: Soviet Union Did NOT Take All Of Its Military Equipment From Afghanistan After the Soviet-Afghan War

FALSE Claim by Robert Malone: “Dr. Malone is the inventor of mRNA vaccines”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (involved, but not the inventor)

The development of mRNA vaccines was a collaborative effort; Robert Malone contributed to their development, but he is not their inventor

BLATANT
LIE
(International: India): A group of four Muslim men brutally murdered a Hindu man in Malpur, Rajasthan.

The Logical Indian rating: False

Video Of Murder Of Gangster Viral With False Communal Spin

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