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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/05/2021

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 Terri Bryant (R):75% of Republicans have been vaccinated” against COVID-19 in Illinois.

Politifact rating: False (Republicans are one of the demographic groups least likely to have taken the vaccine and she was unable to produce evidence.)

No proof for lawmaker’s claim that 75% of Illinois Republicans are vaccinated against COVID

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by viral image: the Cyber Ninjas audit report said the 2020 presidential election should not be certified

Check Your Fact rating: False (It did not say that)

FACT CHECK: Did The Cyber Ninjas Audit Report Say The 2020 Election Should Not Be Certified?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: The White House “created a fake set for (President Joe) Biden to get his booster shot. The entire Biden presidency is one giant charade.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, White House didn’t create fake set just for Joe Biden’s booster shot

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Bitchute Video: Reiner Fuellmich says COVID-19 is no worse than seasonal flu, can be treated with vitamins and ivermectin, is not accurately confirmed with PCR tests and that the approved vaccines are ineffective and untested.

Lead Stories rating: False (Recycled conspiracies and pseudoscience.)

Fact Check: Reiner Fuellmich’s ‘Coronavirus Investigative Committee’ Report Does NOT Reveal New Evidence For Debunked Claims

Bitchute Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Flu cases dropped by 379 million in one year.

USA Today rating: False (Off by several hundred million. Flu mostly likely decreased due to pandemic measures such as social distancing, masks, and handwashing.)

Fact check: False claims on flu cases resurface on social media

TRUE (International: Rwanda): ‘Rwanda presently has the global highest number of women in parliament at 61.1%.’

Africa Check rating: Correct

Frozen out? Checking claims about women’s participation in Nigerian politics

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