The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/07/2022

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. We fact-check the fact-checkers and let you know their bias. 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

Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

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FALSE Claim via Social Media: An obscure filing with the Federal Election Commission shows Biden has formally announced his bid for another term.

PolitiFact rating: False (President Joe Biden has not officially announced a bid for a second term. The notion that he did so in an obscure federal disclosure filing on Aug. 30 is inaccurate.)

No, an FEC filing doesn’t mean Joe Biden has announced he’s running again

Claim by Video: claims Sen. Lindsey Graham asked FBI Director Christopher Wray to disclose who ordered the Mar-a-Lago raid

Check Your Fact rating: False (The caption is baseless. At no point in the video do Graham and Wray discuss the FBI’s decision to search Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.)

FACT CHECK: Did Lindsey Graham Ask Christopher Wray To Disclose ‘Who Ordered The Raid’ Of Mar-A-Lago?

FALSE Claim by National Republican Senatorial Committee: Says Mandela Barnes “supports stripping health care away from millions.”

Politifact rating: False (While Barnes has voiced support for Medicare for All — along with a menu of other health-care reforms and changes – the claim vastly overstates what is involved. Such a proposal would dramatically change the nation’s health care system, but it would ultimately provide health care for millions more people, not millions fewer.)

No. Despite claim, Barnes does not back ‘stripping health care away from millions.’

FALSE Claim by Viral Image: An image shared on Facebook claims the National Institutes of Health (NIH) just listed ivermectin as an antiviral therapy for COVID-19.

Check Your Fact rating: False (While the photo of the website page is legitimate, the article on the site does not suggest the drug is a recommended therapy against the virus. The COVID-19 Treatments Guidelines Panel recommends against the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19.)

FACT CHECK: Did The NIH List Ivermectin As An Antiviral Therapy For COVID-19?

Claim via Social Media: WEF Tweeted About ‘When Being Anti-Bug Is Bigotry’

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Tweet)

Fact Check: WEF Did NOT Tweet About ‘When Being Anti-Bug Is Bigotry’

FALSE (International: Australia): The majority of scientists in the 1970s supported the global cooling hypothesis.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Studies in the 1970s supporting a global cooling theory were in the minority.)

Scientists never warmed to the idea of global cooling

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