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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/02/2021

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. 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

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: The audit of the 2020 presidential election in Maricopa County, Ariz., “cost the taxpayers $6 million.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (the county is spending $3 million in taxpayer funds to purchase new vote-counting equipment to replace machines that it says were compromised by the ballot review.)

Trump backers paid nearly all the $6 million cost of Ariz. ballot review

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Biden Orders Dishonorable Discharge For 46% Of U.S. Troops Who Refused COVID-19 Vaccination

Lead Stories rating: False (The President does not have the authority to make this order, also a blatant lie.)

Fact Check: Biden Did NOT Order Dishonorable Discharge For Troops Who Refused COVID-19 Vaccination

FALSE Claim by Don Lemon: Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema “are Republicans … Just look at the way they vote.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False
MBFC rating: False (We disagree with Politifact. They are Democrats and for bills that have come to a vote, Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema have voted 100% with their fellow Democrats.)

No, Manchin and Sinema don’t vote with Republicans

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Pilot resigned after flying planes without a license for 20 years

USA Today rating: True (WOW!)

Fact check: Pilot flew for two decades without a valid license

FALSE Claim by Zero Hedge: ”Pfizer launches final study for COVID drug that’s suspiciously similar to ‘horse paste’” ivermectin.

PolitiFact rating: False

Drug Pfizer is studying for COVID-19 not ‘suspiciously similar’ to ivermectin

Zero Hedge Rating

FALSE (International: India): Claim by Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Wheat procurement centres in the country have increased threefold during the COVID-19 pandemic

FactChecker.in rating: False

Modi Claims Wheat Purchase Centres Up Threefold, Official Records Don’t Match

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