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

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.”

FactCheck.org 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

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by thegatewaypundit.com: 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

BLATANT
LIE
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

BLATANT
LIE
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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