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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/14/2021

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 via Social Media: “President Putin bans mandatory vaccinations in Russia.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Russian president Vladimir Putin has not banned mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

BLATANT
LIE
Claim: The Impossible Burger contains more estrogen than transgender hormone therapy.

USA Today rating: False (Pseudoscience)

Fact check: Eating Impossible Burgers won’t feminize men

FALSE Claim by Viral Image: The US government is trying to create food shortages by telling farmers to destroy their crops.

Politifact rating: False (There are currently no major disruptions to the U.S. food supply chain, or any threat of a nationwide food shortage.)

No, the U.S. government isn’t telling farmers to destroy their crops

FALSE Claim by Viral Image: the cameras shut off when President Joe Biden was asked in a press conference about an alleged “hit list” provided to the Taliban.

Check Your Fact rating: False (they didn’t)

FACT CHECK: Did Cameras Cut Off When Joe Biden Was Asked About A ‘Hit List’ Provided To The Taliban?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: There is a new virus variant called COVID-22.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Such Virus)

Fact Check: There Is NO ‘COVID-22’ Virus — Social Media Users Glommed Onto A Researcher’s Shorthand For COVID-19 Infections In 2022

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by theexpose.uk: 80% of Covid-19 deaths in Scotland in August were people who had been vaccinated.

Lead Stories rating: False (They have high vaccination coverage, which is misleading.)

Fact Check: Claim That 80% Of COVID-19 Deaths Occurred Within The Vaccinated Population In Scotland Is Misleading

Daily Expose Rating

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