The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/21/2022

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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BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Mark Finchem (R): Then-Vice President Mike Pence “seized power” from President Donald Trump and undertook “a coup” when he called on federal agencies to stop the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (None of Pence’s exchanges impinged on or usurped Trump’s role as president.)

Arizona Republican said Pence ‘seized power’ from Trump, undertook a ‘coup’ Jan. 6. That’s wrong.

FALSE Claim via the Daily Sceptic and OAN: “there is an international medical crisis due to the diseases and deaths co-related to the administration of products known as ‘COVID-19 vaccines’”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (There is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines are causing a rise in mortality or miscarriages. Large-scale studies show that the COVID-19 vaccines don’t increase the risk of negative pregnancy outcomes.)

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective; claim that they have caused an “international medical crisis” is baseless

Daily Sceptic Rating, OAN Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by House Majority PAC: “90% of (state Sen. Tom Barrett’s) donors are from special interests”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (While nearly 90% of Barrett’s funding as a state legislator has come from groups and not individuals, the vast majority of the funding for his congressional campaign has come from individuals, not groups, and the ad could suggest to some viewers the contrary.)

Ad confuses donations Michigan U.S. House candidate received in the past with number of donors

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Post: claims all funerals scheduled for September 19 in the U.K. have been canceled due to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The U.K. Government published Guidance that indicates business, public services can continue to operate as normal should they choose to do so. There is no evidence funerals are suspended during this time.)

FACT CHECK: Are Funerals Scheduled For September 19 Canceled Due To The Queen’s Funeral?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “Yesterday the National institute of health added Ivermectin to the list of covid treatment.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Ivermectin is not effective against Covid-19 and was not added.)

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

FALSE (International: China): Claim by Jun Wu Ji (军武季): “This is big! U.S. General revealed that NATO’s goal is to dissolve the Russian Federation.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Chinese Blogger Misquotes U.S. General to Mischaracterize NATO Goals in Ukraine

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