The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/24/2021

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 Joe Biden (D): We have seen the “greatest assault on voting rights in the history of the United States, for real, since the Civil War.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Ignores Jim Crow rules)

Fact-checking Joe Biden at CNN’s town hall

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Carrie Madej, Franc Zalewski: COVID-19 vaccines contain graphene and living organisms made of aluminum

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (Covid-19 Crackpots)

There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines contain graphene or parasites

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Joe Biden (D): On the southern border: “I’ve been there before, and I haven’t — I mean, I know it well. … now, my wife, Jill, has been down.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (Not as President. A brief drive by the border in October 2008, and Jill Biden went in December 2019.)

FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by beachbroadcastnews.com: 50,000 Secret USA Troops Deputized by Donald Trump.

Lead Stories rating: False (QAnonsense)

Fact Check: NO Evidence Trump Commands 50,000 Secret Troops And Deputized Them As US Marshals

Beach Broadcast News Rating

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Joe Biden (D): “You have 55 corporations, for example, in the United States of America making over $40 billion, don’t pay a cent. Not a single little red cent.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (According to one study this is true. However, some critics say the financial disclosures used to compile the report are imperfect estimates of what these companies actually paid in taxes, since the accounting rules are different for the two types of filings.)

Fact-checking Joe Biden at CNN’s town hall

FALSE (International: Italy): Claim by Viral Video: A video shared on Twitter purportedly shows an Italian police officer upset over the use of water cannons on Italians protesting the Green Pass, a COVID-19 health pass that is now mandatory for all workers in Italy.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Old video from 2013)

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show An Italian Police Officer Upset Over The Use Of Water Cannons On Green Pass Protesters?

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