The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/18/2022

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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FALSE Claim by Newspunch: “High-ranking Ukrainian officials caught splurging on luxury real estate in Switzerland.”

PolitiFact rating: False (A Swiss land registry official said that documents claiming to show purchases of luxury properties by Ukrainian officials are forged.)

Land documents claiming Ukrainian officials bought fancy properties in Switzerland are forged

Newspunch Rating

TRUE Claim by Joe Biden (D): Joe Biden says guns are the biggest killer of American children.

Newsweek rating: True (Statistics from the CDC show that firearm deaths were the leading cause of death for children aged 1-19. Although that analysis does not count infants, firearm deaths would still be the leading cause of death among children if they were.)

Fact Check: Joe Biden Says Guns Are Biggest Killer of American Children

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Donald Trump (R): The Wisconsin Supreme Court decision declaring ballot drop boxes illegal “includes the 2020 Presidential Election.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (A UW-Madison elections expert said the Supreme Court ruling on drop boxes is not retroactive. The conservative law firm that filed the drop box lawsuit also said the ruling is not retroactive.)

Trump back on hot seat with claim linking ballot box ruling to 2020 election

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Instant Noodles (Raman) And TBHQ Are Dangerous

Lead Stories rating: False (Fear-Mongering as they are not dangerous in moderation.)

Fact Check: Instant Noodles, TBHQ Are NOT Dangerous In Moderation

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tweeted before his death: “I have information that will lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Fake Crackpot Conspiracies)

Fake Shinzo Abe Tweet Dredges Up Baseless Clinton Conspiracy Theory

FALSE (International: Hong Kong): Claim by Erick Tsang: “In fact, democracy has taken a quantum leap forward since the return to the motherland in 1997.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False (The opposite is true)

No, Democracy in Hong Kong Hasn’t Taken a ‘Quantum Leap Forward’

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/18/2022"

  1. Matthew Schlueter | July 18, 2022 at 5:33 pm |

    From today’s (07/18/2022) Fact Checks: “Claim by Joe Biden (R): Joe Biden says…”
    Biden is a Republican? Well, I guess by today’s standards in some ways he may be seen as such. :p

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