The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/05/2021

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

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Ted Cruz (R): β€œIn the last several months, the Biden administration has released over 7,000 illegal aliens who were COVID positive just in one Texas city.” Biden’s border policies are “endangering not just the people of Texas, but people all across the country.”

Politifact rating: False
MBFC rating: Mostly False (The 7000 number is accurate; however, migrants have a lower positivity rate than Texas as a whole, indicating other factors are causing the increase in Covid-19 cases such as lack of mask wearing and the unvaccinated.)

Ted Cruz blames migrants, not mask policies, for Texas’ coronavirus problem

FALSE Claim via Social Media: ‘Whistleblower’ Abortion Website Is Run By The State Of Texas

Lead Stories rating: False (Run by a private Pro-Life Org)

Fact Check: ‘Whistleblower’ Abortion Website Is NOT Run By The State Of Texas

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Tattoo ink isn’t FDA approved

USA Today rating: True

Fact check: Tattoo ink isn’t FDA approved

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by zerohedge.com: ‘This Ends The Debate’ – Israeli Study Shows Natural Immunity 13x More Effective Than Vaccines At Stopping Delta

Lead Stories rating: Mostly False (it also shows that those who were vaxxed and got covid have the highest immunity)

Fact Check: Israeli Health Study Does NOT End Natural Immunity Vs. COVID Vaccination Debate

ZeroHedge Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Animals At Turtle Back Zoo in N.J. Escaped In Hurricane Ida

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake report. I grew up in that area and went there as a kid. Sadly, I initially fell for this hoax. Thanks fact-checkers)

Fact Check: Animals At Turtle Back Zoo In NJ Did NOT Escape In The Midst Of Hurricane Ida — It’s Parody

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Australia): Two children die during New South Wales vaccination for high school students

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Video makes false claim about ‘children dying after Covid-19 vaccinations in Australia’

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