The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/12/2021

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 by Viral image: Says President Joe Biden cut “$30 billion to Black colleges and universities.”

PolitiFact rating: False (not a cut, but an overall gain.)

HBCUs likely to get smaller boost in federal funds, but that isn’t a $30 billion cut

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Adrian Norman: 1 in 1,000 children vaccinated against COVID-19 dies

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (the numbers do not make sense and are not supported by evidence.)

The benefits of COVID-19 vaccines outweigh their risks; vaccinated children don’t die at a higher rate compared to unvaccinated children

This claim was also checked by Politifact and rated Pants on Fire.

FALSE Claim via a Chiropractor: A person’s immune system “tanks” after their second COVID-19 vaccine dose.

PolitiFact rating: False (The claim was made by a chiropractor and has zero evidence to support the claim.)

No evidence that COVID-19 vaccines weaken the immune system

FALSE Claim by Viral image: An image shows a syndicated article published by the Independent that alleges U.S. elementary schools are switching to the metric system in 2023,

Check Your Fact rating: False (The USA should switch, but this is not true.)

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims To Show Article About US Elementary Schools Switching Fully To The Metric System In 2023

FALSE Claim by citizensjournal.us: COVID vaccines do not prevent infection.

Lead Stories rating: False (cherry-picked and not true)

Fact Check: Cherry-Picked ‘Studies’ Do NOT Prove COVID Vaccines Don’t Work

Citizens Journal Rating

FALSE (International: India): PM Modi Elected As Chief President Of Forum Organised In Britain

The Logical Indian rating: False

PM Modi Elected As Chief President In Britain Among 53 World Leaders? No, Viral Claim Is False!

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