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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/09/2021

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 Will Cain (Fox News): “You are more likely, as a child, to end up in the hospital because of the vaccine than you are because of COVID. That’s data from the CDC and from VAERS.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Children are far more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19 than from the vaccine. The CDC says “the known risks of COVID-19 illness … far outweigh the potential risks of having a rare adverse reaction to vaccination.”

Fox News host Will Cain falsely claims vaccine more dangerous for children than COVID-19

Fox News Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: California Mandating Vaccine With Mortality Rate 174X Higher Than COVID

Lead Stories rating: False (Crackpot numbers)

Fact Check: California Is NOT Mandating Vaccine With Mortality Rate 174X Higher Than COVID-19

FALSE Claim by 10 Republican Louisiana lawmakers: “There is no FDA approval for the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19.”

PolitiFact rating: False (It is FDA approved)

What’s in a name? Louisiana lawmakers wrongly say name change scuttles FDA COVID-19 vaccine approval

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by thegatewaypundit.com: C-Span Videos Prove Fauci And HHS Officials Plotted ‘Avian Flu Virus’ Release To Enforce Universal Flu Vaccine

Lead Stories rating: False (More misleading, unfounded conspiracies from the Gateway Pundit.)

Fact Check: C-SPAN Video Does NOT Prove Fauci, HHS Officials Plotted ‘Avian Flu Virus’ Release To Enforce Universal Flu Vaccine

Gateway Pundit Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: “Verizon promotes defunding the police and (the) idea that America is fundamentally racist.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Verizon has had speakers who said they wanted to defund the police, Verizon said that the program provided an opportunity for conversations about race and that it does not support defunding the police.)

Fact-checking whether Verizon promotes defunding police and the notion that US is racist

FALSE (International: Philippines): Claim by Rodrigo Duterte: The ICC has no jurisdiction over President Rodrigo Duterte regarding alleged human rights abuses related to his war on drugs.

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte contradicts self within two minutes on ICC drug war probe – Vera Files

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