The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/04/2022

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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 Rebecca Kleefisch (R): “There is absolutely no reason why Wisconsin should be facing a worker shortage to the level we are when there are 123,000 more able-bodied childless adults on BadgerCare since the pandemic.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Kleefisch is right on the number of childless adults on the program. But she is off the mark in suggesting they could be easily removed from the rolls, and that by and large they are not working.)

Kleefisch off the mark with claim linking worker shortage and medical assistance enrollments

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: claims Russia expelled the World Health Organization (WHO) from its country and closed its offices in Moscow.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence Russia expelled the WHO. A spokesperson for the WHO Europe denied the claim.)

FACT CHECK: Was The World Health Organization Expelled From Russia?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: 1922 news article about the Arctic said sea level rise would make coastal cities uninhabitable ‘within a few years’

USA Today rating: False (Never mentioned coastal cities.)

Fact check: 1922 news article reported Arctic conditions, didn’t say coastal cities threatened

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Jane Goodall’s comments about population growth at World Economic Forum show COVID-19 pandemic was planned.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Goodall has spoken about unchecked human population growth’s effects on the environment for at least two decades. And COVID-19 had already been circulating in China before her 2020 remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos.)

No, Jane Goodall’s population comments didn’t spark pandemic

FALSE Claim by Dinesh D’Souza: Atlantic article touts “quiet courage” of Biden’s negative growth economy.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (Altered photo that duped Dinesh D’Souza.)

Atlantic article praising Joe Biden’s ‘quiet courage’ is fake

FALSE (International: New Zealand): The New Zealand government plans to lock down schools for 72 hours with children inside.

Australian Associated Press rating: False ( New Zealand’s Ministry of Health says the claims are baseless. Experts say no laws allow school lockdowns in the way it’s been claimed.)

NZ student lockdown rumour is uneducated schoolyard gossip

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/04/2022"

  1. David Gordon | August 4, 2022 at 11:42 am |

    The Dallas Morning News is extremely liberal . They ignore all conservative articles. I subscribe to both the Dallas Morning News and Ft. Worth Star Telegram. The Ft. Worth Star- Telegram is much more unbiased . They print opposing viewpoints.

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