The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/19/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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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 by Maria Bartiromo: “The FDA is now saying that it’s OK to take ivermectin if you have COVID.”

Politifact rating: False (The FDA has not changed its guidance on ivermectin. It has not approved the drug for use in preventing or treating COVID-19.)

The FDA didn’t reverse course. Ivermectin is still not approved as a COVID-19 treatment.

Maria Bartiromo Rating

Claim via Social Media: Video shows Donald Trump visiting Hawaii after August 2023 wildfires.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (He has not visited Maui. Footage is from 2019.)

Old Trump footage mischaracterized as Hawaii disaster response

FALSE Claim by Slay News: “the Covid injections are not effective” because the large majority of deaths involving COVID-19 occurred among vaccinated individuals

Health Feedback rating: Flawed Reasoning (The claim is based on a comparison of death numbers between vaccinated and unvaccinated populations that doesn’t consider the multiple factors that bias the analysis. Correcting these biases leads to the opposite conclusion: vaccinated people are better protected against COVID-19 death than unvaccinated individuals.)

England mortality data shows a lower COVID-19 mortality risk among vaccinated people compared to unvaccinated ones, contrary to claim by Slay News

Slay News Rating

FALSE (International: South Korea): South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol was ranked third on Fortune’s list of greatest world leaders

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Posts falsely claim South Korean president ‘ranked third’ in US publication’s list of greatest leaders

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