The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/10/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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TRUE Claim by Joe Biden (D): President Joe Biden claimed Sept. 4 that the United States was ranked 13th in the world for infrastructure after being ranked first.

Check Your Fact rating: True (The U.S. was ranked 13th in 2019 for infrastructure, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

FACT CHECK: Does The United States Rank 13th In The World For Infrastructure?

Claim by Ben Shapiro: The CDC removed vaccine adverse event reports from its website

USA Today rating: False (The CDC ended enrollment in its v-safe program, not its Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. Adverse reactions can still be reported, and data from v-safe is still available to the public.)

No, CDC didn’t remove COVID-19 vaccine adverse events from its website | Fact check

Ben Shapiro Rating

TRUE Claim by Media Research Center: Mortgage rates decreased under President Trump and increased under President Biden

The Dispatch rating: True

Yes, Mortgage Rates Have Gone Up During the Biden Presidency. Here’s Why.

Media Research Center Rating

FALSE (International: Australia): Mass casualties at three major events are linked to COVID-19 vaccines.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Investigations found the injuries and deaths at the three events were caused by crowd crushes or extreme heat.)

Ridiculous claim links fatal crowd crushes to COVID vaccines

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