The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/27/2021

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

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: Haitian migrants took an implausible route to Texas-Mexico border area.

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Many Haitians displaced by the 2010 earthquake later migrated to Brazil or Chile to work. When those jobs dried up or conditions worsened, they left and began traveling north toward Mexico.)

Why Haitians are crossing into the U.S. in Texas, and not somewhere closer

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “the US corn crop, at its peak, produces 40% more oxygen than the Amazon rainforest.”

Climate Feedback rating: Inaccurate

A 2014 study showed that the US Corn Belt is one of the biggest primary producers on Earth in July, but didn’t show that it produces more oxygen than the Amazon

FALSE Claim by Viral Image: White House staff, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees, Moderna and Pfizer employees, congressional staff and illegal immigrants are exempt from President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate

CheckYourFact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Image Claims White House, CDC, FDA, Congressional, Pfizer And Moderna Employees As Well As Illegal Immigrants Are Exempt From Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Rumble Video: MRNA “COVID Vaccine” Hidden in SALAD GREENS!

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: COVID-19 Vaccines Are NOT Hidden in Salad Greens

Rumble Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: NY hospitals reported thousands of fungal lung infections from mask-wearing

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Wearing a mask does not cause fungal lung infection

FALSE (International: Nigeria): A Nigerian Senator earns $2,183,685 annually and it takes 1638 years for an average worker to earn such an amount

Ripples Nigeria rating: False

FACT CHECK: Do Nigerian senators enjoy the highest salary among lawmakers in the world?

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