The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/03/2021

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 the Gateway Pundit: U.S. veteran group rescued Afghan allies “behind Biden’s back.”

Politifact rating: False (The volunteers said they coordinated their rescues with the U.S. military.)

‘Pineapple Express’ mission worked with US military to do rescues in Afghanistan

Gateway Pundit Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: U.S. military dogs left behind in Afghanistan

Lead Stories rating: False (Taken Home)

Fact Check: US Did NOT Leave Behind Military Working Dogs In Cages In Afghanistan

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: The contagiousness of the coronavirus delta variant is “valued between 5 and 9½,” and if the value is closer to 10, “within six weeks, the whole country will test positive for delta, regardless of vaccination.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (It is highly contagious, but does not mean everyone will get it.)

Delta’s ‘R naught’ contagiousness rate doesn’t mean entire US will get COVID-19

FALSE Claim by Joe Rogan, Posts on Facebook and Instagram: COVID-19 vaccines lead to virus mutations and vaccinated people are responsible for variants

BOOM Live rating: False

Joe Rogan Misinterprets Study To Claim Vaccinated People Create Variants

TRUE Claim by Debby Burnett (D): The vaccination rate in Lauren Boebert’s 3rd district is the lowest of any in Colorado.

Newsweek rating: True

Fact Check: Does Lauren Boebert’s District Have Lowest Vaccination Rate in Colorado?

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Philippines): Mothers in the Philippines will receive P10,000 Covid-19 cash aid

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Hoax report promotes ‘Covid-19 cash handouts for mothers’ in the Philippines

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