The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/19/2023

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

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FALSE Claim by Epoch Times: Researchers from Yale University created a new delivery method for mRNA vaccines… through the air

Health Feedback rating: Misleading (The study from Yale University didn’t show that mRNA vaccines can be delivered through the air. Rather, it showed that droplets of mRNA vaccines applied directly onto the nostrils of mice were able to reach the lungs and generate immune protection against SARS-CoV-2.)

Yale University researchers reported a technology to deliver mRNA vaccines in the nose, not a way to remotely vaccinate people

Epoch Times Rating

Claim by Viral post: NFL bans Beyoncé for singing Black National Anthem at game.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Originated as satire)

FACT CHECK: Was Beyonce Banned From NFL Games For Life?

Claim via Social Media: Oprah Winfrey “managed to hire a private firefighting team” to protect her Maui properties before the August wildfires occurred.

Politifact rating: False (A spokesperson for Oprah denied that she hired a private firefighting team before the Maui wildfires in August. Oprah’s properties in Maui were at a distance from the wildfires.)

No proof of Oprah Winfrey hiring a private firefighting team before Maui wildfires

Claim via Social Media: Facebook announced plans to begin charging users $7.99 per month to access the website. rating: False

Facebook To Charge Users $7.99 Per Month, as ‘Channel 13 News’ Reported?

Claim by Viral post: Oliver Anthony turned down $100K to sing national anthem at super bowl

Check Your Fact rating: False (The claim stems from a satirical news website.)

FACT CHECK: Did Oliver Anthony Turn Down $100K To Preform At Super Bowl?

FALSE (International: Australia): Postal votes are only allowed for elections, not referendums.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Postal votes are a normal part of the referendum voting process.)

Video’s referendum postal vote claim is junk – Australian Associated Press

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