The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/16/2021

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

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Election Integrity Project California: “California Has 1.8M More Registered Voters Than It Should.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (When you compare the total number of active voters to the total number of eligible voters, there is no excess of active voters at the state or county level.)

No, California Does Not Have 1.8 Million Ineligible Voters

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by beckernews.com: A 2019 CDC Memo on Ivermectin Blows a Hole in Media’s Narrative: It’s Just a ‘Horse Treatment.’

Lead Stories rating: False (Different Rx)

Fact Check: 2019 CDC Memo On Ivermectin Does NOT ‘Blow A Hole’ In News Reports Discouraging Self-Medication With Horse Dewormer

Becker News Rating

FALSE Claim by Christian Walker: “The top 1% pays 90% of income taxes.”

PolitiFact rating: False (They pay 40%)

A rip on AOC’s dress misses with claim that the top 1% pay 90% of income taxes

FALSE Claim The Healthy American: Disability and civil rights laws protect the right to shop without a mask or proof of vaccination.

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Card falsely claims to grant mask and vaccine exemptions

The Healthy American Rating

FALSE Claim by Nicki Minaj: Covid-19 vaccine can cause male impotence.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Misleading Nicki Minaj tweet spreads Covid-19 vaccine impotence fears

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Afghanistan): Taliban leave Christians to die in bags.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (Staged protest in Columbia)

Footage shows anti-government protest in Colombia, not Christians in bags in Afghanistan

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