The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/12/2021

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

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Claim by Candace Owens: “Why is the Taliban banning the [COVID-19] vaccines?” rating: False (There is currently no such ban)

Social Media Posts Mislead on COVID-19 Vaccines, Deaths in Afghanistan

Claim by Ted Nugent: COVID-19 vaccines didn’t pass animal studies

USA Today rating: False (All passed animal testing)

Fact check: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines all passed animal testing

Claim by Viral image: “FEMA forcibly vaccinating Ida evacuees.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Originated on the satire site Real Raw News, but still duping fact-checkers apparently.)

No, FEMA isn’t forcing Ida evacuees to get a COVID-19 vaccine

FALSE Claim via Social Media and Occupy Democrats: Ivermectin reduces male fertility.

Lead Stories rating: False (No clear evidence from a questionable study)

Fact Check: Claims That Ivermectin Sterilizes 85% Of Men Who Take It Are NOT Supported With Clear Evidence

Occupy Democrats Rating

TRUE Claim by Kevin McCarthy (R): Joe Biden said “I don’t think it should be mandatory” back in December 2020 when asked about COVID vaccine mandates.

Newsweek rating: True (Biden said: “No, I don’t think it should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory.”

Fact Check: Did Joe Biden reject idea of mandatory vaccines in December 2020?

FALSE (International: Afghanistan): Claim by India TodayPhoto shows the new Governor of Afghanistan’s Central Bank with a gun and laptop

Newsmeter rating: False

Fact Check: Did Indian news channels misidentify Afghanistan central bank’s new governor?

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