The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/27/2022

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 Qasim Rashid: “North Carolina GOP is re-introducing a bill that says life begins at conception and anyone who destroys that fertilized egg is guilty of first-degree murder.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (The North Carolina GOP says it played no role in introducing the bill and there’s no evidence it’s supported by key Republican legislative leaders. the bill proposes a constitutional amendment, meaning it must be approved by North Carolina voters through a statewide referendum to become law.)

Did the North Carolina GOP reintroduce abortion bill defining life at conception?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Tucker Carlson/Social Media: COVID vaccines suppress the human immune system.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Suppression)

Fact Check: COVID Vaccines Do NOT Suppress Immune System

Tucker Carlson Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Jill Biden makes stunning admission after” President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19.

PolitiFact rating: False (Jill Biden said the president was “doing fine” and “feeling good” after his COVID-19 diagnosis.)

Jill Biden did not make ‘stunning admission,’ said the president is ‘fine’ after COVID-19 diagnosis

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Liz Wheeler: monkeypox’s survival rate is 99.97 percent.

The Dispatch rating: False (Way off. Ranges from 89% to 99% depending on the country and region.)

Fact Check: Does Monkeypox Have 99.97 Survival Rate?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: An image shows Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in front of a cross with a figurine of former President Donald Trump on it.

PolitiFact rating: False (The image is digitally edited; the original photo shows no such tribute to Trump.)

Viral TikTok shares doctored photo of Marjorie Taylor Greene with figurine of Trump on a cross

FALSE (International: Hong Kong): Claim by South China Morning Post editorial board: “The [U.S. import ban] has been taken without evidence being provided.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Plenty of Evidence Justifies U.S. Trade Ban for Forced Uyghur Labor

South China Morning Post Rating

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