The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/21/2021

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 Jeff Jackson (D): “The five most-endangered hospitals in the country are all in (North Carolina).”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Experts and hospital associations say they’re not aware of any credible study or report listing the U.S. hospitals that are most likely to close. However, some hospitals are endangered in NC.)

Senate candidate wrongly says NC hospitals are ‘most endangered’

Claim by RT News: Facebook fact-checkers are vaccine funded.

Lead Stories rating: False (Of all the accredited Fact-Checkers only receives minimal funding from Johnson and Johnson.)

Fact Check: Vaccine Makers Are NOT Funding Facebook Fact Checkers

RT News Rating

Claim via Viral Image: “Tennessee’ new law passed 48 hours ago now makes it illegal to teach Black history in the grades K-12.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (The law bans the teaching in ​public schools of critical race theory, which is a collection of ideas about systemic bias and privilege. It does not ban the teaching of black history.)

Tenn. law bans teaching critical race theory in schools, not Black history

FALSE Claim by Tucker Carlson: “If you are vaccinated against COVID-19, you face no conceivable danger whatsoever from people who have not been vaccinated”; many unvaccinated people “have natural immunity and are less likely to get sick than a vaccinated person from COVID.”

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (there is too much to unpack in one sentence, please read the full fact check for proper context.)

Vaccines are highly effective against COVID-19, but unvaccinated people can still endanger vaccinated people, contrary to Tucker Carlson’s claim on Fox News

Claim by Gateway Pundit: Democrats “manufactured votes from low-income voters to steal the battleground states.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (FACEPALM)

Gateway Pundit conflates voter outreach with voter fraud in the bogus claim

Gateway Pundit Rating

FALSE (International: Australia): Aboriginal school children aged 12 and over were taken to a COVID-19 vaccination centre in Tweed Heads without parental consent.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

No truth to claim Tweed kids were vaccinated without parents’ consent

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