The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/29/2021

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 by Rick Scott (R): “Democrats are responsible for the massive spending and debt growth, they alone need to take responsibility for raising the debt limit.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Debt increased under both parties including $7.8 trillion under President Donald Trump.)

Rick Scott blames Democrats for expanding the debt. But it was a bipartisan feat

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: General Dynamics canceled its vaccine mandate after employees threatened to walkout.

USA Today rating: False (They never announced a vaccine mandate)

Fact check: Defense firm General Dynamics has not yet announced vaccine mandate

FALSE Claim by Ryan Cole / Lifesite News: COVID-19 vaccines weaken the immune system; “Idaho doctor reports a ‘20 times increase’ of cancer in vaccinated patients.”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

No scientific evidence for claim by pathologist Ryan Cole that COVID-19 vaccines weaken the immune system

LifeSite News Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by sgtreport.com: THE VAX IS HUMAN SACRIFICE — DR. ZEV ZELENKO

Lead Stories rating: False (Crackpottery)

Fact Check: COVID Vaccine Is Not Rated ‘Toxic,’ No Evidence For ‘Eugenics’ Conspiracy Theory

SGT Report Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by theexpose.uk: study finds myocarditis occurs in 1 in every 1000 people injected with a covid 19 vaccine.

Lead Stories rating: False (Withdrawn Pre-Print study was way off mathematically.)

Fact Check: Preprint Article Withdrawn — Ottawa Study Had NOT Found Myocarditis In One Of Every 1,000 Vaccinated People

Daily Expose Rating

FALSE (International: Afghanistan): Photo of Afghanistan trafficking airplanes to Pakistan.

FACTLY rating: False

Unrelated old photo shared as recent visuals of aeroplane trafficking from Afghanistan to Pakistan

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