The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/14/2021

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

Claim by Allen West (R): “Why not promote protocols such as Regeneron monoclonal antibody infusion therapy? Why not promote Budesonide nebulizer treatments? Why not promote healthy over the counter therapies such as zinc — which I take — D3, vitamin C, Hydroxychloroquine, and yes, Ivermectin?”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (most listed have either been proven ineffective or unproven to help.)

What Allen West got wrong about COVID-19 and treatments

Claim by Jack Posobiec of OAN: United Airlines Lost 40% of Staff Because of Vaccine Requirements.

Lead Stories rating: False (Way off: approximately 0.36% of United Airline employees leaving the company because of the vaccine requirements.)

Fact Check: United Airlines Did NOT Lose 40% of Staff Because of Vaccine Requirements

OAN Rating

FALSE Claim by Viral image: A wind turbine “could never generate as much energy as was invested in building it.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Multiple studies show that within a couple of years, windmills produce more energy than it takes to make them, although one study found it takes about six years.)

Actually, wind turbines easily produce more power than it takes to build them

Claim via Social Media: Rupert Murdoch Says “I started Fox News to get rich,” or “We created a fake story that ‘Biden stole the elections’ to keep our low IQ viewers returning every day”?

Lead Stories rating: False (Never Stated)

Fact Check: Rupert Murdoch Did NOT Say ‘I Started Fox News To Get Rich,’ Did NOT Refer To ‘Low IQ Viewers’

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Oh, and again in Detroit, which is known as the single most corrupt election venue in the country for many years, but nobody went to look at that. There were many more votes than there were voters.”

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios (more blatant lies regarding election fraud.)

Trump’s never-ending parade of election falsehoods

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by the far-right Great Australian Party: The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) plans to use Dominion Voting Systems machines to count votes at the next federal election.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

No, Australia won’t use Dominion voting machines next election

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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