The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/20/2021

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 Pete Buttigieg (D): President Joe Biden “has successfully guided this economy out of the teeth of a terrifying recession.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (It Ended April 2020 before Joe Biden was President.)

The COVID-19 Recession Officially Ended Before Biden Took Office

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by amgreatness.com: World Renowned Psychiatrist says VAERS Data show COVID vaccine has killed thousands, Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine are effective against COVID and the spike protein has nothing to do with COVID.

Lead Stories rating: False (Misuses VAERS information)

Fact Check: Peter Breggin Article Contains False Claims About VAERS Data, Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine, SARS-CoV-2 Virus

American Greatness Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Sales growth in Pfizer blood clot and cardiomyopathy drugs tied to vaccines

USA Today rating: False (No connection)

Fact check: Post tying Pfizer’s earnings to vaccine ‘risks’ is false

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Gateway Pundit: Dr. Anthony Fauci and U.S. health officials plotted “for a new avian flu virus to enforce universal flu vaccination.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Crackpottery from the Gateway Pundit)

Fauci ‘plotting’ for a new flu virus to force vaccinations? Pants on Fire

Gateway Pundit Rating

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Hawaii has given COVID vaccines to 90 percent of its population aged 12 and over.

Newsweek rating: True

Fact Check: Has Hawaii Given COVID Vaccine Shots to 90% of Residents Over 12?

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by Nigel Farage (GB News): In September 2021 there was a three-week period when renewables produced between 2% and 3% of the country’s electricity.

Full Fact rating: False. (During the first three weeks of September, wind, solar and hydroelectricity accounted for their lowest share of total electricity generation during the month, but it was still between 10% and 19% on average, each day.)

Nigel Farage understates renewable energy generation – Full Fact

GB News Rating

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