The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/14/2022

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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MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by American Leadership Action: As a mayor, “John Fetterman chased down an innocent, unarmed Black man,” wielded a shotgun and “falsely accused the man, triggering a confrontation with police.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Fetterman chased and caught Chris Miyares, who is Black, and displayed a shotgun to detain him until police arrived. Police said Miyares was wearing headphones and exercise clothes. They said he did not have a weapon and released him without filing any charges.)

Ad dissects John Fetterman’s 2013 armed chase of a Black man

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by newspunch.com: Klaus Schwab’s WEF Plans To Censor the Internet Using AI.

Lead Stories rating: False (They are not)

Fact Check: Klaus Schwab’s WEF Does NOT Plan To Censor Internet Using Artificial Intelligence

News Punch Rating

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): The Justice Department “stage[d]” a photo to “pretend” that Trump had left the government documents on the floor of a room at Mar-a-Lago.

FactCheck.org rating: False (The FBI didn’t “stage” a photo to “pretend” that Trump left classified documents on the floor of his Mar-a-Lago office. The seized documents were found in a container, but were placed on the floor so agents could photograph them as evidence.)

Trump Distorts Facts in Pennsylvania Rally

FALSE Claim by Epoch Times and Natural News: Embalmers find “strange clots” in corpses since the implementation of COVID-19 vaccines

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (The article provided no evidence demonstrating a link between the presence of unusual blood clots in deceased people and COVID-19 vaccines.)

Mike Adams’ flawed analysis of a clot sent by embalmer Richard Hirschman doesn’t demonstrate any link between blood clots and COVID-19 vaccines

Epoch Times Rating, Natural News Rating

FALSE Claim by Russell Brand: The National Institute of Health added ivermectin to the list of Covid treatments.

Full Fact rating: False (There is an ivermectin section on the NIH website, but it explains that ivermectin cannot and should not be used to treat Covid-19.)

Russell Brand admits falsely claiming that ivermectin is a Covid-19 treatment – Full Fact

FALSE (International: Ukraine): NATO supplied fighter jets to Ukraine amid Russia stand-off.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (reports of NATO supplying fighter jets to Ukraine)

Social media posts share false claim about ‘NATO-supplied fighter jets arriving in Ukraine’

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