The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/09/2021

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
Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Joe Biden (D): “Even after accounting for rising prices, the typical American family has more money in their pockets than they did last year.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (The standard metric used for this purpose — per capita, inflation-adjusted personal disposable income — has risen steadily since before the pandemic hit, even when some anomalous quarters during the pandemic are factored out.)

Do US families have more money in their pockets now, despite inflation?

FALSE Claim via Social media: Replacing cornfields with solar panels exacerbates climate change.

USA Today rating: False (Solar panels more beneficial for carbon emissions.

Fact check: Solar panels better than cornfields for carbon emissions

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Elise Stefanik (R): “Over 800 pounds of fentanyl were seized at our Southern Border in October. This is Biden’s Border Crisis.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (Yes, over 800 lbs were seized in October 2021; however, in 2020 under Trump 1,171 pounds was seized in October 2020, therefore the so-called border crisis does not seem to have an impact.)

Analyzing Republican Attacks on Biden for Increase in Fentanyl Seized

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: Kyle Rittenhouse filed a defamation lawsuit against LeBron James.

USA Today rating: False (He did not)

Fact check: LeBron James is not being sued by Kyle Rittenhouse

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Antarctic Ice Is At A New Record Maximum in 2021.

Lead Stories rating: False (Outdated. Antarctic Ice is at average levels)

Fact Check: Arctic Ice Is NOT At New Record Maximum In 2021

FALSE (International: India): Md. Fayez Ahmad attacked Hindu girl in West Bengal in ‘love jihad’ case.

Alt News rating: False

False anti-Muslim spin added to attack on college girl in West Bengal

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