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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/25/2021

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

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Alberta Darling (R): “Wisconsin Governor (Tony) Evers wanted to raise your taxes by $1 billion in a pandemic. Republicans stopped him and delivered the largest tax CUT in state history.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Republicans scrapped Evers budget and wrote their own, which ultimately included a more than $2 billion tax cut package, the largest in state history. Evers signed it in July.)

Yes, Republicans curbed Evers’ plan to raise taxes by $1 billion and inserted the tax-cut provision

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by thegatewaypundit.com: New England Journal of Medicine Admits COVID Vax May Not Be Safe for Pregnant Women.

Lead Stories rating: False (They did not and this is the Gateway Pundit)

Fact Check: New England Journal of Medicine Did NOT Backtrack And Does NOT Admit COVID Vax May Not Be Safe For Pregnant Women

Gateway Pundit Rating

FALSE Claim by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D): The United States has one-third of the world’s billionaires and the fourth-highest poverty rate in the world. 

The Dispatch rating: False (USA has ¼ of the world’s billionaires and ranks 108th in the highest poverty rate.)

Does the U.S. Have the Fourth Highest Poverty Rate in the World?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Putting Hydrogen Peroxide In A Nebulizer Helps Fight Pathogens.

Lead Stories rating: False (does not work and is dangerous to your health)

Fact Check: Putting Hydrogen Peroxide In A Nebulizer Does NOT Help Fight Pathogens — It’s Dangerous

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by CNN – Megan Marples: “Cannabis consumers under age 45 are nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack.”

Health Feedback rating: Mostly accurate (but lacks some context)

CNN article accurately reports an increased risk of heart attack from cannabis use in young people, but lacks context on difference between absolute and relative risk

FALSE (International: Australia): The New South Wales (NSW) government has stopped enforcing public health restrictions.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Claims NSW is not enforcing COVID-19 rules are wishful thinking

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