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
|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?)
|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.)
|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.)
|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.)
|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
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