The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/04/2021

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 Mark Pocan (D): End of eviction moratorium means “millions of Americans” could lose their housing in the middle of a pandemic.

Politifact rating: True

Yes, “millions of Americans” could lose their housing in the middle of a pandemic

FALSE Claim via Brand New Tube video: Germany suspended COVID-19 vaccinations

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Germany hasn’t stopped COVID-19 vaccination, contrary to claims made about a simulation game event called “BasisCamp”

Brand New Tube Rating

FALSE Claim by Kevin McCarthy (R): Telecom and social media platforms risk breaking the law, and could see their US business suffer, if they comply with records requests from the Jan. 6 investigation committee.

PolitiFact rating: False (McCarthy did not name the law, and legal experts say they are unaware of one that would fit that description.)

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy wrong on telecom law violations in Jan. 6 records request

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by viral photo: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul unmasked in a classroom with masked children.

The Dispatch rating: Mostly True ( the photo is real, but it is unclear if Hochul’s visit was to a pre-K class or after-school program. After-school programs have separate guidance, under which vaccinated adults were not required, but were encouraged, to wear masks when with children who had to wear masks.)

Did Kathy Hochul Go Maskless in a Classroom With Children?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by viral post: claims the COVID-19 vaccine can cause HIV to develop due to fragments of HIV being used in the vaccine.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: No, COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause Recipients To Develop HIV

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Afghanistan): Taliban is playing with Blackhawk helicopters on the tarmac in Afghanistan

AFP Fact Check rating: False (from Libya)

The video has circulated in reports about a helicopter captured in Libya

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