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.”

FactCheck.org 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

BLATANT
LIE
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?

BLATANT
LIE
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?

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