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.”

FactCheck.org 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

BLATANT
LIE
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 cureus.com: 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

BLATANT
LIE
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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