The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/15/2021

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 Joe Biden (D): “Raising the debt limit is paying our old debts. It has nothing to do with new spending.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (New spending initiatives, such as the two bills Biden is currently backing in Congress, were not the immediate cause of the debt limit increase that Democrats in Congress enacted. However, they aren’t entirely irrelevant to the debt ceiling discussion.)

Is Joe Biden right that debt limit increase ‘has nothing to do with new spending’?

Claim by Biden BUSTED As Pfizer ADMITS There’s No Vaccine Approved By FDA In The U.S. In Recorded Call

Lead Stories rating: False (It is FDA Approved)

Fact Check: Recorded Phone Call Does NOT Negate FDA Approval Of Pfizer’s Comirnaty COVID-19 Vaccine

Red Voice Media Rating

FALSE Claim by Kimberly Klacik: An image of empty grocery store shelves shows the effect of President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan.

PolitiFact rating: False (The photograph was from a U.K. store in March 2020, during the earliest weeks of the pandemic. Klacik deleted the posts.)

Conservative commentator uses outdated photo in botched attack on ‘Build Back Better’

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “23,344 mail-in ballots came from people who no longer lived at that address. … … 284,412 ballot images were, quote, corrupt; they quoted ‘corrupt or missing.’ Oh, but I only lost by a little more than 10,000 votes.”

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios (Old recycled conspiracy theories)

Trump’s never-ending parade of election falsehoods

Claim via Social Media: Image of Barack Obama’s birth certificate shows he was born in Kenya

USA Today rating: False (Nope it is not 2008. It is 2021 and this nonsense is still out there.)

Fact check: Obama was born in Hawaii, not Kenya

FALSE (International: Ireland): Irish Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that introducing a rent freeze could create a “nightmare scenario.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Irish Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar Say That Introducing A Rent Freeze Could Create A ‘Nightmare Scenario’?

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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