The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/22/2021

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 The Gateway Pundit: The Biden administration plans to “Send the Taliban Millions in US Dollars.” rating: False (humanitarian aid to groups in Afghanistan, not the Taliban.)

U.S. Is Sending Aid to Independent Groups in Afghanistan, Not the Taliban

Gateway Pundit Rating

Claim via Social Media: Ben Shapiro tweeted: Joe Biden is gonna tell me how long my pubes have to be.

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Message)

Fact Check: Ben Shapiro Did NOT Tweet ‘Next Joe Biden Is Gonna Tell Me How Long My Pubes Have To Be’

TRUE Claim by Jen Psaki (D): COVID-19 was the number one cause of death for police officers in 2020.

Newsweek rating: True

Fact Check: Jen Psaki’s Claim on Police Officer COVID Deaths

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Viral social media posts purporting to show Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot maskless in an arena. 

The Dispatch rating: True

Was Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Maskless at a WNBA Game?

Claim via Social Media: A nurse who fainted after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine died from the vaccination.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Old conspiracies die-hard….The hospital where she works verified that she is still alive and employed there.)

There’s still no evidence a Tennessee nurse who fainted after getting the vaccine is dead

FALSE (International: Kenya): Claim by Jimmy Wanjigi: “When this government took over, do you know what the poverty rate was? It was 36%. Today it is 52%”

Africa Check rating: Incorrect

Kenyan billionaire Jimi Wanjigi wants to be president, but were his TV interview facts on the money?

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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