The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/15/2021

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 via Social Media: Ivermectin sterilizes the majority (85%) of men that take it

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

Male sterility isn’t a proven side effect of ivermectin, contrary to claims by social media users

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Says the defense secretary texted all active military personnel saying they needed to get vaccinated by the following morning or “be court-martialed.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Is it even possible that someone could actually believe this?)

No, Lloyd Austin didn’t text military personnel to say they needed to get vaccinated or face a court

TRUE Claim by Ron DeSantis (R): There were 300 percent more cases recorded in the U.S. on September 10, 2021 than the same date a year ago.

Newsweek rating: True (The number is accurate, but Florida usually has the most cases per day.)

Fact Check: Ron DeSantis’ ‘300 Percent More’ COVID Cases Claim

FALSE Claim by Viral image: “Florida has had 119 hurricanes since 1850,” yet experts are saying “the last one was due to climate change.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The experts say climate change does not cause hurricanes but could make them more intense.)

Experts say climate change can make hurricanes more intense, not cause them

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: president of the United States will not pay to fly Sgt Ryan Knauss to Arlington national cemetery

Lead Stories rating: False (President has nothing to do with it – Not Protocol as Military handles it.)

Fact Check: The President Did NOT Refuse To Pay To Fly Remains Of Sgt. Ryan Knauss To Arlington Cemetery

FALSE (International: Australia): A video claims to show people partying in public in Sydney’s Bondi while the city was subject to strict COVID-19 lockdown rules.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Wipeout: Bondi lockdown party footage is actually Byron Bay

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