The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/02/2021

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 Mitt Romney (R): The Trump administration worked to free 5,000 Taliban prisoners.

PolitiFact rating: True

Mitt Romney accurately says Trump administration worked to free 5,000 Taliban prisoners

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Kamala Harris and Jeffrey Epstein photographed together.

Lead Stories rating: False (Photoshopped)

Fact Check: Image Of Kamala Harris and Jeffrey Epstein Is NOT Real — It’s Photoshopped

FALSE Claim by Joe Rogan: The mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are “really gene therapy.”

PolitiFact rating: False (they really aren’t as they do not alter DNA.)

Joe Rogan falsely says mRNA vaccines are ‘gene therapy’

FALSE Claim by Viral Post: the U.S. has only admitted 1,592 refugees from Afghanistan since 2001 and that nearly 250,000 Afghans have been killed in that same time frame.

Check Your Fact rating: False (20,000 Afghan refugees since 2001)

FACT CHECK: Viral Tweet Claims The Afghanistan War Killed Nearly 250,000 Afghans, The US Has Only Accepted 1,592 Afghan Refugees Since 2001

FALSE Claim via Social Media: A video shows the “Taliban hanging someone from a helicopter.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Wearing a harness)

Person hanging from helicopter in Afghanistan appears to be wearing a harness

BLATANT
LIE
(International: China): Claim by Chinese Embassy in the United States: “Since the outbreak of COVID-19, China has taken an open, transparent and responsible attitude.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

From Beijing, Wrath and Conspiracies After US Virus Report

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