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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/30/2021

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 the Other 98%: Rep. Lauren Boebert Tweeted Where Nancy Pelosi Was Located On January 6.

Lead Stories rating: False (She did tweet during the insurrection, but not location.)

Fact Check: Rep. Boebert Did NOT Tweet Pelosi’s Whereabouts During January 6 Insurrection, Only That Pelosi Had Been Evacuated

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Rumble Video: the COVID-19 vaccines contain “sharp metal pieces.”

Lead Stories rating: False (Another crackpot posing as a doctor on a Rumble Video.)

Fact Check: COVID-19 Vaccines Do NOT Contain ‘Sharp Metal Pieces’ Or ‘Metal Structure’

Rumble Rating

FALSE Claim by Viral image: “The yearly cost of religious tax exemptions: $71 billion. If the church paid taxes, everyone would only have to pay 3% taxes.”

PolitiFact rating: False (not even close as it would reduce the tax burden by less than 1%)

Taxing churches would not add enough revenue to lower rates for individuals

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Biden family owns 10% of prominent Chinese lithium battery company.

USA Today rating: False (No, a conspiracy theory)

Fact check: False claim that Biden family owns 10% of Chinese company

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Donald Trump (R): Says Biden “didn’t win in Arizona. He lost in Arizona based on the forensic audit.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Do you really need an explanation? He is lying.)

Trump falsely describes Arizona audit findings

FALSE (International: Romania): Mass protest forces the Romanian government to close all vaccination centers.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Video shows anti-corruption rally in Romania in 2017 — its vaccination centres remain open in 2021

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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