The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/17/2022

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: “Trսmp lawyers all quit on him at the same time.”

Politifact rating: False (There’s no evidence that former President Donald Trump’s lawyers representing him in an investigation of his handling of classified documents have all quit.)

No, Trump’s lawyers did not quit in the Mar-a-Lago case

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by thegatewaypundit.com: High School Athlete Found with 6 Foot Long Clot In His Leg Covid Vaccine

Lead Stories rating: False (More crackpottery from the GWP – Not Vaxxed)

Fact Check: High School Athlete Did NOT Get COVID-19 Vaccine Before 6-Foot-Long Clot In His Leg

Gateway Pundit Rating

FALSE Claim by Ron Johnson (R): “Democrats’ radical green energy policies caused record gas prices. “

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Those climbing prices have been closely linked to the coronavirus pandemic, because in the early days, production dipped because no one was driving. But as demand rose, supply wasn’t able to keep up, meaning higher prices at the pump. Sanctions on Russia also increased prices.)

Green energy policies didn’t cause record prices at gas pumps

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Post: claims Elon Musk is working with the U.S. military to provide Ukraine a new hypersonic jet

Check Your Fact rating: False ( He isn’t)

FACT CHECK: Is Elon Musk Working With The U.S. Military To Provide Ukraine A New Hypersonic Jet?

FALSE Claim by The Blaze: “Ivermectin reduces COVID death risk by 92%, peer-reviewed study finds.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Flawed Study – The latest results of several large, randomized controlled trials show no benefit in using the antiparasitic drug ivermectin to treat COVID-19)

Clinical Trials Show Ivermectin Does Not Benefit COVID-19 Patients, Contrary to Social Media Claims

FALSE (International: Ukraine): Claim by USSA News: UK Army Said Ukrainian Troops Lack ‘Basic’ Military Skills?

Newsweek rating: False (The claims come from a fraudulent document, designed with the appearance of an official letter sent by the British Armed Forces.)

Fact Check: Did U.K. Army Say Ukraine Troops ‘Lack Basic Military Skills’?

USSA News Rating

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