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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.)
|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.)
|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.)
|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.)
|Claim via Social Media: WEF Tweeted About ‘When Being Anti-Bug Is Bigotry’
Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Tweet)
|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.)
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