The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/11/2021

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 via Social Media: Says Nancy Pelosi on Aug. 31 blocked members of Congress from reading aloud on the House floor the names of the 13 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan.

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Pelosi wasn’t there. Pro forma sessions are usually short, and session rules do not allow for votes or legislative business including new resolutions from the floor, or free speech periods, from either party.)

Nancy Pelosi didn’t ‘block’ members from reading service members’ names, as post claims

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media and Ted Cruz: Buccaneers owner paid for ad criticizing Biden’s handling of Afghanistan

USA Today rating: False (Hugh Culverhouse does not own the Bucs)

Fact check: Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. doesn’t own Tampa Bay Buccaneers

FALSE Claim via Social Media The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is “warning of [a] polio-like outbreak coming in children this fall.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (they are not)

CDC: No Warning Issued for Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 2021

FALSE Claim by Call to Activism: 901 people died of COVID-19 in Florida on Aug. 26

USA Today rating: False (not in one day, but over 3 days)

Fact check: False claim that 901 Florida COVID-19 patients died in one day

Call to Activism Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by thegatewaypundit.com: Report from Canvassing Work Completed in Arizona’s Maricopa County shows more than 200,000 votes lost and/or cast by nonexistent Arizonans.

Lead Stories rating: False (no evidence, impossible math scenario)

Fact Check: Arizona Republican’s Estimates Do NOT Document ‘173,104 Lost Votes and 96,389 Ghost Votes’ In 2020 Election

FALSE (International: Sri Lanka): Newspaper article states Sri Lanka Army officer exposed vaccine corruption

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Fake report claims Sri Lankan army alleged ‘corruption’ at Covid-19 vaccine drive

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