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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/13/2021

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 Rick Scott (R): “Joe Biden’s attorney general wants the FBI to go after parents for speaking out at school board meetings to protect kids from radical curriculum like critical race theory.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Has nothing to do with CRT or speaking out. Attorney General Merrick Garland directed Justice Department agencies to hold meetings nationwide on criminal threats against school personnel.)

Rick Scott wrongly warns FBI coming after loud parents at school board meetings

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: The military raided Facebook and took its servers

USA Today rating: False (I hope no one believed this?)

Fact check: Facebook servers weren’t taken away by the military

FALSE Claim by OAN and Gateway Pundit: “The most populated state in India just declared they are officially COVID-19 free after promoting widespread use of the safe proven medicine”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (Only 34 of the 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh have been declared COVID-19 free so far and there is no evidence Ivermectin is the reason.)

No evidence suggests a causal link between Ivermectin recommendation and the decline of COVID-19 cases in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

OAN Rating, Gateway Pundit Rating

FALSE Claim via Joe Biden and DNC: Fox News Requires Vaccinations For All Employees.

Lead Stories rating: False (Vaccine not required; however, the unvaccinated are tested daily)

Fact Check: Fox News Does NOT Require Vaccinations For All Employees, Does Require Daily Testing For The Unvaccinated

TRUE Claim by Max Kennerly in response to Allen West: The U.S. government pays $2,100 per dose for Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment REGEN-COV.

Newsweek rating: True (Yes, paid for by the same government that pays for vaccines.)

Fact Check: Regeneron Monoclonal Antibody Costs Government $2,100 Per Dose

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Former New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has resigned after accepting $65m in bribes from AstraZeneca and Pfizer.

Full Fact rating: False (While Ms. Berejiklian has resigned following a corruption probe, it has nothing to do with bribes from Pfizer or AstraZeneca. There is no evidence of bribery from either company.)

No evidence New South Wales Premier resigned over bribes from Pfizer or AstraZeneca – Full Fact

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