The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/04/2021

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. When appropriate we explain the rating and/or offer our own rating if we disagree with the fact-checker. (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: “Breaking news — US Supreme Court has canceled universal vaccination in the United States.”

PolitiFact rating: False (They haven’t ruled at all)

The US Supreme Court hasn’t ruled against the COVID-19 vaccines or mandatory vaccinations

BLATANT
SATIRE
Claim by patheos.com: Joe Rogan Loses Spotify Deal And Millions Due To Ivermectin tout.

Lead Stories rating: False (Satire that got shared by the left.)

Fact Check: Joe Rogan Did NOT Lose His Spotify Deal Because Of Ivermectin — He’s Still Working With Spotify

Patheos Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Viral image: There are 500,000 “missing kids a year.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (In 2020, there were 365,348 reports of missing children made to law enforcement agencies that were recorded by the FBI’s National Crime Information Center. Most are runaways who come back.)

Post overstates number of missing kids in flawed comparison to Gabby Petito case

FALSE Claim by Project Veritas video: Children don’t need to get a COVID-19 vaccine; the long-term safety of COVID-19 vaccines is in doubt

Health Feedback rating: Lacks context (Contradicts consensus and expert recommendations)

Statements in Project Veritas video contradict public health authorities and experts’ recommendation for eligible children to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Project Veritas Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Terry McAuliffe (D): “When he was the chief operating officer, he was running a company called Small Smiles, which actually was cited a huge fine from the inspector general because what they were doing was unnecessary medical procedures on children. 100 cases in Manassas. Babies were forced to have …

The Washington Post rating: Mostly false

Analysis | Fact-checking the second McAuliffe-Youngkin gubernatorial debate

FALSE (International: Australia): 78 percent of COVID-19 hospital patients in Victoria are vaccinated, while only 5 percent are unvaccinated.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (the opposite, 77% are unvaxxed, 19% partially vaxxed and only 4% vaccinated.)

Victoria’s tongue-tied minister didn’t drop a ‘truth bomb’ about vaccinated cases

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