The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/22/2021

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: Indian military force vaccinated its troops and many of them dropped dead.

Lead Stories rating: False (Heat Stroke)

Fact Check: Video Of Emergency Care To Indian Soldiers Does NOT Show Any Connection To COVID-19 Vaccinations

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “Hundreds of thousands died after taking the advice of these celebrities,” who are “aiding and abetting mass murder” by advocating COVID-19 vaccination.

PolitiFact rating: False (According to the CDC, there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines have caused any deaths in the U.S.)

No evidence of COVID-19 vaccines causing deaths

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by healthimpactnews.com: Military Doctor: “The COVID Vaccine Program has Killed More Young Active Duty People Than COVID Did.”

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: COVID-19 Vaccine Program Has NOT Killed More Active-Duty Military Than The Virus

Health Impact News Rating

FALSE Claim by Viral image: “Peak active cases” of COVID-19 for 2020 vs. 2021 show “this is not a ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated.'”

PolitiFact rating: False (As more people got vaccinated in 2021, the spread, illness and death from COVID-19 were worse among the unvaccinated.)

As more get vaccinated, spread and severity of COVID-19 worse among unvaccinated

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Mike Pompeo (R): “The folks that are around President Biden today in his White House talking about foreign policy are the same leaders — a fellow named Brett McGurk sent $150 billion, pallets of cash, to the Iranians, who are hosting the senior al-Qaeda leadership in Tehran today.”

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios (How many times will this have to be debunked before it goes away?)

Analysis | Pompeo repeats ‘zombie’ claim that Obama gave Iran $150 billion

FALSE (International: India): Photo shows five intelligence agencies of the world – CIA, Mossad, MI6, RAW, KGB sit together for a high level meeting in Delhi.

BOOM Live rating: False

No, This Photo Does Not Show CIA, Mossad, MI6, RAW, KGB Meet In Delhi

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