The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/13/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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FALSE Claim by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (D): “They had to destroy ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine and discredit it, and they had to tell everybody it’s not effective because if they had acknowledged that it’s effective … the whole $200 billion vaccine enterprise would have collapsed.” rating: False (Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine were never proven effective.)

RFK Jr.’s COVID-19 Deceptions

RFK Jr. Rating

Claim via Social media: COVID-19 lockdowns caused ‘major brain fog’ for more than 100M Americans.

USA Today rating: False (The study referenced tracked some chemical markers of brain inflammation in several dozen volunteers before and after stay-at-home orders were enacted. Nowhere does it say those COVID-19 mitigation measures caused brain fog in any of the study’s participants, let alone millions of people across the U.S.)

Post misstates study on COVID-19 shutdowns, brain health | Fact check

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Atlanta violence: Nearly 60% more murders so far this year.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Cherry picks time period.)

Fact-check: Donald Trump’s misleading attack ad on Fani Willis’ gang member ‘relationship’ and crime

Donald Trump Rating

FALSE (International: India): Ex-DGP of Maharashtra Julius Rebiero spoke about the police’s and the state’s complicity in communal violence.

The Quint rating: False

Fact-Check |Video of Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves Talking About State Complicity in Violence Falsely Shared as Clip of Ex-DGP of Maharashtra Julio Ribeiro

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