The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/20/2022

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
TRUE
Claim by Val Demings (D): Sen. Marco Rubio has “one of the worst attendance records in the Senate.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (The ad said Rubio has one of the worst attendance records in the Senate. Overall, Rubio has missed 9.2% of 3,744 roll call votes since 2011 — well above the average of 2.3% among members of the Senate.)

Val Demings’ ad criticizes Rubio’s attendance record

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Tylenol use during pregnancy is linked to autism.

Lead Stories rating: False (no evidence to date)

Fact Check: NO Evidence Tylenol Use During Pregnancy Is Linked To Autism

FALSE Claim via Social Media: President Joe Biden mistakenly read the cues off the teleprompter when he said “end of quote” and “repeat the line.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (It was intentional)

Social Media Posts Misleadingly Edit and Misrepresent Biden Remarks from Teleprompter

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: A woman experienced a fentanyl overdose after touching a folded dollar bill she found at a west Nashville McDonald’s.

Lead Stories rating: False (There’s no evidence of that: The dollar bill was never tested for narcotics and the woman was never treated for a fentanyl overdose at the hospital she was taken to.

Fact Check: NO Evidence Woman Experienced Fentanyl Overdose After Touching Folded Dollar Bill She Found At Tennessee McDonald’s

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Claims the James Webb Space Telescope is “fakery they got for the masses”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (I suppose it was just a matter of time for this type of crackpot claim was made.)

The James Webb Space Telescope and the images it has taken are real

FALSE (International: China): Claim by Chinese Communist Youth League: “It’s been exposed that the United States has been collecting cholera pathogens in Ukraine.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

China Dishes Up Russian Lies About US Bioweapons in Ukraine

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