The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/13/2022

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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BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: House Democrats have kicked Rep. Ilhan Omar out of Congress.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing a Democratic primary challenger in August, but she is still a member of Congress.)

Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing a primary challenge, but she’s still a member of Congress

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Nancy Pelosi (D): Democrats “are poised to win” Senate seats in Florida and Ohio, among other states according to FiveThirtyEight.

The Dispatch rating: False (Pelosi used FiveThirtyEight’s info with founder and editor in chief Nate Silver calling Pelosi’s email, “straight-up misinformation.”)

Fact Check: Are Democrats ‘Poised to Win’ Ohio and Florida Senate Races?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Claims the U.S. military is using “polymer drone flies” that look and act like a large fly.

Politifact rating: False (The video shows a person handling an actual fly, not a mechanical drone used by the U.S. military.)

Facebook video shows an actual fly, not a ‘polymer drone’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows a tweet from Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in which she suggests the Fourth of July commemorates Jesus performing a miracle.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no record of Greene making such a statement. The image appears to be fabricated.)

FACT CHECK: Did Marjorie Taylor Greene Post This Tweet About Jesus Christ And The Fourth Of July?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Social media and Gateway Pundit: Vaccines are linked to SADS and the unvaccinated aren’t dying

USA Today rating: False (Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome is not linked to the vaccine. And data shows the unvaccinated are dying from COVID-19, and at a far higher rate than the vaccinated.)

Fact check: False claim that sudden arrhythmic death syndrome is linked to vaccine

Gateway Pundit Rating

FALSE (International: South Africa): Claim by Senator Matt Canavan: Australia is isolated as just one of only six countries that allow “late-term abortions”.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (At least 11 countries permit abortions on request at 20 weeks and several more allow the procedure later in pregnancy for various social, economic or health reasons.)

Nationals senator wrong on abortion laws

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