The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/27/2022

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

With Midterms coming up in November, we will be publishing as many politician facts checks as we can find.

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MISLEADING Claim by Joe Biden (D): The American Rescue Plan “literally turned the economy from one that was in decline to one that’s in recovery.” rating: Misleading (The economy was not declining but growing when the ARP was signed. It did, however, speed growth.)

Biden’s Misleading Claims About the Economic Recovery and Unemployment

Claim by Post: claims that former President Donald Trump told his supporters to boycott the 2022 midterm elections because the Department of Justice (DOJ) is treating him unfairly.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There are no credible news reports to suggest the former president made such a comment. The claim stems from a satirical Twitter account.)

FACT CHECK: Did Trump Tell His Supporters To Boycott The Midterms Because The DOJ Is Treating Him ‘Unfairly’?

FALSE Claim by The regular use of ivermectin as prophylaxis for COVID-19 result in up to a 92% reduction in the disease’s mortality rate and also reduces infection and hospitalization?

Lead Stories rating: False (Flawed Study)

Fact Check: Study Does NOT Prove Ivermectin Prevents Up To 92% Of COVID-19 Deaths Or Reduces Infection, Hospitalization

Cureus Rating

Claim by the Gateway Pundit: “The FDA hid the evidence that HCQ [hydroxychloroquine] was effective in the early treatment of the disease. Hundreds of thousands of people died as a result of this lie.”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (There are no large clinical trials supporting the use of hydroxychloroquine as an early COVID-19 treatment. Smaller clinical trials found that early treatment with HCQ didn’t provide significant benefits to patients compared to placebo.)

Claim that hydroxychloroquine is an effective early treatment for COVID-19 isn’t supported by evidence from clinical trials

Gateway Pundit Rating

FALSE Claim by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R): The “Inflation Reduction Act” will reduce energy production.

Poynter rating: False (It will increase production.)

Will the “Inflation Reduction Act” reduce energy production?

FALSE (International: Russia): Russian airlines ordered to stop selling tickets to Russian men aged 18 to 65.

Lead Stories rating: False (Still Can Flee)

Fact Check: Russian Airlines Did NOT ‘Stop Selling Tickets To Russian Men Aged 18 To 65’

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