The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/08/2022

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. We fact-check the fact-checkers and let you know their bias. 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

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MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Nikki Fried (D): “Charlie Crist is pro-life.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (His views changed. Since Crist registered as a Democrat in 2012, he has routinely expressed his support for reproductive rights. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund has given him a 100% rating for the 117th Congress. The rating is based on Crist’s votes on legislation related to sexual and reproductive health. Conversely, the National Right to Life has given him a 0% rating.)

Nikki Fried’s ad misleads on Crist’s position on abortion access

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Farmers Are Being Offered Money To Destroy Crops.

Lead Stories rating: False (Still No Plan)

Fact Check: Farmers Are NOT Being Offered Money To Destroy Crops

FALSE Claim by Nikki Haley (R): The cost of a Fourth of July cookout in 2022 increased by 67.2% because of inflation.

Politifact rating: False (Bad Math. Haley’s staffers quickly deleted the tweet once they realized that a series of six percentage increases can’t be simply added together to yield a total percentage increase.)

Fact-checking Nikki Haley’s inflation math on July 4 cookout costs

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Allow me to introduce you to Congresswoman Debbie Lesko of Arizona, who is currently running for office unopposed in her district. She would like America to know she loves her grandchildren so much she would shoot them if necessary.

Reuters Fact Check rating: False (Out of context. She said “I have five grandchildren. I would do anything, anything to protect my five grandchildren, including as a last resort shooting them (meaning the threat, not the kids) if I had to protect the lives of my grandchildren.”

Fact Check-Statement from Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko on protecting her grandchildren is missing context

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The restart of the CERN collider on July 5, 2022, opened portals and released phenomena like the Mandela Effect, 5D or timeline shifts.

Lead Stories rating: False (Crackpots putting on the tinfoil)

Fact Check: No Evidence Restart Of CERN Collider Opened Portals Or Produced Mandela Effect, 5D, Timeline Shifts

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by The Expose: COVID-19 vaccinations in the US have killed at least 125 children and injured 50,000.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The data used to support the claim has been misused and is unreliable. There is no evidence the vaccine has seriously harmed or killed any children.)

Data misused to claim COVID vaccines are killing US kids

The Expose Rating

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/08/2022"

  1. Anonymous | July 9, 2022 at 3:58 am |

    who fact checks the fact checker?

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