The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/01/2021

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

TRUE Claim by Mandela Barnes (D): In Afghanistan, “over 100 billion dollars spent on military contracts.”

Politifact rating: True

Yes, over $100 billion was spent on military contracts in Afghanistan

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Farmers Are Being Told They Must Destroy Their Crops

Lead Stories rating: False (No Such Plan)

Fact Check: Farmers Are NOT Being Told They Must Destroy Their Crops

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “Friendly reminder: Cigarettes are FDA approved.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Friendly reminder…they aren’t)

No, the FDA hasn’t approved cigarettes, or any tobacco product

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Poison control calls jumped 550% in Texas from use of horse and cow dewormer

USA Today rating: True (No words)

Fact check: 590% jump in poison control calls about ivermectin seen in Texas

FALSE Claim by Robert Malone: When the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine becomes available “it will no longer have the liability shield.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Dr. of misinformation)

Researcher Distorts Facts on COVID-19 Vaccine Approval, Liability

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Australia): Claim by National File: The Australian government seized and forcibly vaccinated 24,000 students.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Article on ‘forced’ Australian student vaccinations fails on facts

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