The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/28/2022

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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TRUE Claim by Francesca Hong (D): “In the Wisconsin State Assembly this session, more than 75% of GOP bills received a public hearing. Meanwhile, the GOP allowed less than 2% of Democratic bills to have a hearing.”

Politifact rating: True (Since becoming the minority party in the Assembly in 2011, the percentage of Democratic-authored bills that received a public hearing declined from 15.6% to 1.9% in the 2021-22 legislative session. More than 70% of GOP bills have received hearings since taking over in the 2011-12 session.)

State GOP only let less than 2% of Democratic bills have public hearings, Dem says

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by newspunch.com: Michelle Obama registered To Vote As A Man according To Illinois State Board of Elections.

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake)

Fact Check: Michelle Obama Did NOT Register To Vote As A Man

Newspunch Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: President Joe Biden announced he has cancer during a speech on climate change,

FactCheck.org rating: False (Biden was referring to a skin cancer that was removed before he became president.)

Posts on Social Media Misinterpret Biden’s Quote on Previous Cancer

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by vancouvertimes.org: WHO director arrested for crimes against humanity.

Lead Stories rating: False (unlabeled satire shared as real.)

Fact Check: WHO’s Tedros Was NOT Arrested For ‘Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide’

Vancouver Times Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was “pretending to be arrested” by Capitol Police at an abortion-rights protest.

FactCheck.org rating: False (It was real.)

Ocasio-Cortez Was Arrested at Abortion-Rights Protest, Contrary to Social Media Posts

FALSE (International: Kenya): “5.5 million of Kenyans are unemployed.”

Africa Check rating: Incorrect (number of unemployed at between 1.3 million and 2.5 million)

Battle of the deputies: Fact-checking claims from Kenya’s presidential running mate debates

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