The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/03/2022

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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 via Social Media: “Plankton in the Atlantic Ocean is 90% gone.” rating: False (90% reduction in marine plankton in the Equatorial Atlantic, not the whole Atlantic.)

Faulty Research Paper Leads to Unfounded Claims About Health of Atlantic Ocean

Claim by Dominion Voting Machines FAIL Testing for Colorado Secretary of State Recount

Lead Stories rating: False (Passed Test 100%)

Fact Check: Dominion Voting Machines Did NOT Fail Testing For Colorado Secretary Of State Recount

Gateway Pundit Rating

Claim via Social Media: Jim Jordan said, “It’s finally happening! Adam Schiff will be impeached.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (He did not say this.)

Jordan didn’t say Schiff is finally being impeached

Claim via Social Media: Joe Biden’s Body Double or Deepfake Used in Video Address.

Newsweek rating: False (No)

Fact Check: Was Joe Biden Deepfake Used In Video Attacking Donald Trump?

FALSE Claim by National Republican Congressional Committee: “Abigail Spanberger is raking in thousands from defund the police groups because she supports defunding the police.”

Politifact rating: False (Spanberger has been a leading Democratic critic of the defund police movement and has consistently voted to increase police appropriations.)

National Republican group falsely claims Spanberger backs defunding police

FALSE (International: Australia): You can’t extinguish an electric vehicle (EV) fire as water makes their batteries burn.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Experts says EV battery fires can be put out with water or specialised fire extinguishers.)

Electric vehicle battery fire claim is as weak as water

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