The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/29/2022

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 Tim Ryan (D): Instead of fighting opioid addiction, a nonprofit founded by J.D. Vance paid his “top political adviser” and funded “political polling.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (In 2017, the year a nonprofit Vance formed to fight opioid abuse was most active, it spent nearly half of its receipts to pay a Vance political adviser to be executive director and to pay for a survey. The nonprofit did little to fight opioid abuse.)

GOP Senate hopeful JD Vance paid political adviser to run nonprofit that did little to fight opioids

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Delta Pilots In Video Were Protesting COVID-19 Vax.

Lead Stories rating: False (Protesting Pay)

Fact Check: Delta Pilots In Video Were NOT Protesting COVID-19 Vaccine

FALSE Claim by Marco Rubio (R): Val Demings “called abolishing the police ‘thoughtful.'”

Politifact rating: False (Demings said the city’s council “is being very thoughtful in terms of looking at all of the services that police provide.” Throughout her campaign, Demings rebutted suggestions that she supports defunding the police.)

Marco Rubio’s ad twists Val Demings’ words on police reform

FALSE Claim via Social Media: A Harvard study found wind turbines create more global warming than the fossil fuel power they replace.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The study found turbines create localised warming but have no impact on global warming.)

Wind turbines claim is a load of hot air

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Children’s Health Defense: Tetanus vaccines contain a secret infertility ingredient.

FactCheck.org rating: False (old debunked pseudoscience conspiracy theory.)

Video Revives Old, Debunked Rumors About Tetanus Vaccines

Children’s Health Defense Rating

FALSE (International: Netherlands): Photo shows litter left after climate march in Rotterdam, Netherlands

AFP Fact Check rating: False

This photo was taken near a concert venue in Amsterdam, not after a climate march in Rotterdam

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