The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/17/2021

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 by U.S. Sen. Jim Risch: “As recently as yesterday, in mid-sentence, he [Biden] was cut off by someone in the White House who makes the decision that the president of the United States is not speaking correctly.” rating: False (Normal protocol)

No One Pushed ‘Button’ to Prevent Biden from Speaking

FALSE Claim by OANN: Study finds vaccinated patients 27 times more likely to develop COVID symptoms than unvaccinated

Lead Stories rating: False (Misconstrued)

Fact Check: A Study Does NOT Find Vaccinated Patients Are 27 Times More Likely To Develop COVID Symptoms Than Unvaccinated

OANN Rating

Claim by Ron DeSantis (R): People who “have recovered (from COVID-19) have very strong immunity.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (A large study out of Israel found that natural immunity gives longer lasting and stronger protection than the Pfizer vaccine. However, catching Covid without natural immunity or vaccine is risky)

Fact-checking DeSantis on COVID-19 natural immunity

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Oklahoma emergency rooms are backed up with people overdosing on ivermectin

USA Today rating: False (No evidence)

Fact check: No evidence Oklahoma hospitals are backed up due to ivermectin overdoses

FALSE Claim by the New York Post: “Global warming saves 166,000 lives each year”; those claiming that climate change is causing heat-related deaths are wrong because they ignore that the population is growing and becoming older.

Climate Feedback rating: Unsupported (increased mortality not decreased)

Global warming contributes to increased heat-related mortality, contrary to Bjorn Lomborg’s unsupported claims that climate change is saving hundreds of thousands of lives each year

New York Post Rating

(International: India): Claim by Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Data shows that school dropout rates were not below 1% rating: False

Modi Claims Guj’s School Dropout Rate Less Than 1%, But Data Doesn’t Match

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