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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/11/2021

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 by Pat McCrory (R): Says Budd’s family used AgriBioTech money to help “give donations to these Washington special interest groups that are running negative ads against me in the Senate race.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (The Budd family did donate to a group that opposes McCrory, Club for Growth Action. But those donations happened years before Budd and McCrory ran for Senate.)

McCrory tries to connect Budd family, AgriBioTech settlement, and attack ads

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Life Site News: “If you get the Pfizer vax, you’re more likely to get COVID”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Opposite is true)

Contrary to claims in a LifeSiteNews article, COVID-19 vaccination makes it less likely for someone to get COVID-19

Life Site News Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral image: Facebook planted Frances Haugen as its own pretend whistleblower.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (why?)

No evidence whistleblower Frances Haugen was planted by Facebook

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Journalist who broke Panama Papers story killed with car bomb

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Journalist killed by bomb not part of Panama Papers probe

FALSE Claim by Ron DeSantis (R): “No elected official is doing more to enable the transmission of COVID in America than Joe Biden with his open borders policies.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Low vaccination rates, resistance to protective measures such as wearing a mask and the highly transmissible delta variant are driving the current surge of COVID-19 cases in the U.S.)

Migrants Not Responsible for Latest COVID-19 Surge

FALSE (International: Japan): Gravestones in Japanese cemeteries have QR which can be scanned to get a bio of the deceased person.

BOOM Live rating: False

Chinese Memorials Shared Japanese Gravestones Cemeteries With QR Codes

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