The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/19/2021

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 Ted Cruz (R): “Joe Biden’s illegal vaccine mandate at work! Suddenly, we’re short on pilots & air traffic controllers.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Significant evidence against this and No Evidence for this.)

Partisan Claims About Flight Cancellations Lack Evidence

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Jim Hoft – Gateway Pundit: Ivermectin played a role in the steep decline of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (Clinical trials didn’t show a clear benefit of ivermectin in reducing COVID-19 severity, hospitalization rate, or mortality. Epidemiological evidence also doesn’t indicate that ivermectin helped curb the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Indonesia or in other countries.)

No evidence that the fall in COVID-19 cases in Indonesia is linked to the use of ivermectin

Gateway Pundit Rating

FALSE Claim by Building America’s Future: “Biden’s liberal plan would force many family farms and ranches to be sold off to pay his higher capital gains taxes.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (They are attacking a plan that does not exist.)

GOP Group’s Ad Spins Biden Tax Plan on Family Farms

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: the bipartisan infrastructure bill contains a $1.3 billion “bailout” for the media

Check Your Fact rating: False (not in there)

FACT CHECK: Does The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Contain A $1.3 Billion ‘Bailout’ For The Media?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: New York hospitals are refusing to release newborn babies to parents who aren’t vaccinated

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: New York hospitals aren’t stopping unvaccinated parents from taking newborns

FALSE (International: Bangladesh): Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia said, if Hindus & Buddhists want to live safely, they should either convert to Islam or go to India.”

BOOM Live rating: False

Fake Quote Attributed To Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia Goes Viral

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