The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/14/2022

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 Milwaukee Community Groups: “Milwaukee’s hotels and restaurants are already filled during the summer. The RNC convention will simply replace those who normally visit our city.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Milwaukee anticipates an influx of about 45,000 visitors during the convention. The occupancy rates for July through September in two recent, prepandemic, years were just over 75%. So, clearly not all of the visitors and income would be washed away by the substitution effect.)

Milwaukee’s hotels and restaurants would benefit from RNC visitors, despite community concerns

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: claims Twitter suspended the account of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Check Your Fact rating: False (He is tweeting nonstop as usual.)

FACT CHECK: Did Twitter Suspend Elon Musk’s Account?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Fluoride will eat a hole through concrete, so it’s not safe for your teeth.

Politifact rating: False (Pseudoscience-Like many chemicals, it is caustic in its concentrated form. But it’s diluted in water treatment plants to produce a safe amount of fluoride in drinking water.)

Fluoride is safe in your toothpaste and drinking water, experts say

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Abortions Are Never Medically Necessary To Save The Life Of The Mother.

Lead Stories rating: False (Many Reasons)

Fact Check: It Is NOT True That Abortions Are Never Medically Necessary To Save Mother’s Life

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Focus on the Family: Abortion is available at any point of pregnancy and for any reason in Alaska, Colorado, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon and Vermont.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Experts say that late-term abortions are not elective and are done only for medical reasons involving the mother or fetus, and that abortions are not done at full term.)

Anti-abortion group exaggerates how states regulate late-term abortions

FALSE (International: Netherlands): claims Dutch farmers broke into an airbase and stole a fighter jet.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Dutch Farmers Stealing A Fighter Jet?

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