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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/03/2021

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

FALSE Claim by Viral image: “The vaccination campaign” increased COVID-19 deaths by 175% in one year.

PolitiFact rating: False

Claim that vaccine campaign boosted COVID-19 deaths errs in several ways

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Social Media: “The Red Cross says anyone who has received a COVID-19 vaccine cannot donate convalescent plasma”; “the vaccine wipes out these antibodies [against SARS-CoV-2]”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Can still donate blood)

Contrary to claims on social media, people who received a COVID-19 vaccine can donate blood and other blood products, including convalescent plasma

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Terry McAuliffe (D): “Let me tell you about Glenn’s experience here. He took 300 jobs out of Virginia when he was the CEO. He closed the Arlington office, moved them to another state.”

The Washington Post rating: Mostly false

Analysis | Fact-checking the second McAuliffe-Youngkin gubernatorial debate

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by CNN: “Rain fell at the normally snowy summit of Greenland for the first time on record”

Climate Feedback rating: Mostly True (Overall, scientists agree that the rain event was an ‘extreme event’ that demonstrates the impact of climate change on the Greenland ice sheet)

Rain fell on Greenland summit for the first time on record, as accurately reported by CNN

CNN Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Arizona “could decertify” the 2020 presidential election

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Biden won Arizona)

Posts stating Arizona ‘could decertify’ 2020 presidential election are Pants on Fire

FALSE (International: Turkey): Claim by Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “We don’t have any problems of that nature in terms of freedoms, Turkey is incomparably free.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Erdogan’s False Claim That Turkey is ‘Incomparably Free’

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