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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/13/2021

Each day 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. (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

FALSE Claim by Larry Elder (R): “I don’t believe the science suggests that young people should be vaccinated. I don’t believe that young people should have to wear masks at school. I’m not sure the science is settled on that at all.”

Politifact rating: False (The science is settled)

Science Does Recommend COVID-19 Vaccine For Young People, Contrary To Larry Elder’s Claim

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: Almost 45,000 people who got the COVID-19 vaccinations died in 72 hours

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: No evidence vaccine-related complications killed 45,000

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral image: “The Bidens own 10% of” a Chinese firm whose stock is up almost 300%” since Joe Biden was elected.

Politifact rating: False (The three individuals who own 10% or more of the firm’s stock are all Chinese, and the firm’s stock is up 90%, not 300%.)

Claim about Bidens’ ownership in Chinese firm with soaring stock price is False

FALSE Claim via Social Media: US military walks out after Biden mandates vaccines.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Walkout)

Fact Check: Defense Secretary Did NOT Send Text To All Active Military Telling Them To Get COVID Vaccine Or Be Court-Martialed

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Byron Brown (D): Before 2020, “crime had been falling, every year, year after year, in the city of Buffalo.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (There was a year-over-year decrease every year, except in 2007, when crime increased by 1.7 percent, and in 2018, when it increased by two tenths of a percent.)

In Buffalo, crime has fallen during Brown’s tenure

FALSE (International: Afghanistan): Japan’s government recommends using antiparasitic drug ivermectin to treat COVID-19

BOOM Live rating: False

Has Japan Endorsed Ivermectin As COVID-19 Treatment? A Fact Check

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