The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/16/2021

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

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Joe Biden (D): People who are vaccinated for the coronavirus “cannot spread it to you.”

PolitiFact rating: Half True (Multiple studies show that a vaccinated person is significantly less likely to pass the coronavirus to someone else than an unvaccinated person is.)

MBFC Disagrees: Mostly False (Transmission risk is not reduced to zero.)

Joe Biden overstates how well vaccines prevent person-to-person virus spread

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Donald Trump Jr.: A YouTube series featuring Kamala Harris talking to kids about science uses paid child actors.

The Dispatch Fact Check rating: Mostly True (While Trump Jr.’s claim that Harris herself hired the kids is incorrect, the claim that they are child actors is true.)

Did Kamala Harris’ YouTube Show Feature Child Actors?

FALSE Claim by Byron Brown (D): “My opponent’s plan for people who commit sexual assault, sexual predators, is no jail time.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Walton’s campaign has noted that mayors do not make sentencing laws, and that restorative justice programs would work in parallel with the existing criminal legal system.)

No jail time for rapists? Walton hasn’t said that

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Donald Trump (R): “In Pennsylvania, there were reportedly hundreds of thousands of more votes than there were voters. Oh, I see Philadelphia, more votes than voters. That’s a tough one to explain. Why didn’t they do something about that?”

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios (Debunked conspiracies)

Trump’s never-ending parade of election falsehoods

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The FBI considers anti-CRT protests a ‘domestic terror threat’

USA Today rating: False (No they don’t!)

Fact check: False claim the FBI deemed critical race theory protesters a terror threat

MOSTLY
TRUE
(International: Nigeria): Claim by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari: “In the northeast region alone, over 8,000 Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered.”

Africa Check rating: Mostly Correct

Nigeria at 61: checking president Buhari’s 2021 Independence Day claims

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