The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/06/2022

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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MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Mehmet Oz (R): John Fetterman wants to “eliminate life sentences for murderers.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Fetterman has not called for eliminating life sentences for murders. Fetterman advocates eliminating the Pennsylvania law  mandating life-without-parole sentences in second-degree or so-called felony murder cases, in which the defendant is an accessory to a murder.)

Oz distorts Fetterman’s position of ending mandatory life sentences for certain murders

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: COVID vaccine trials skipped animal testing and went straight to people because all the animals were dying.

Lead Stories rating: False (Animals tested and no tests skipped.)

Fact Check: COVID Vaccine Trials Did NOT Skip Animal Testing Because All The Animals Were Dying — No Steps Were Skipped

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Nancy Pelosi and Democrats “want to turn 150 million Americans into felons overnight” with HR 1808.

Politifact rating: False (The proposed assault weapons ban includes a grandfather provision that would allow current lawful owners of semi-automatic weapons to keep their guns and high-capacity magazines. It will prevent them from buying new ones.)

Proposed assault weapons ban won’t turn gun owners into felons overnight

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Greenpeace Placed Banner On Trump Tower July 28, 2022.

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Banner)

Fact Check: Greenpeace Did NOT Place Banner On Trump Tower In Las Vegas On July 28, 2022

FALSE Claim by John Coleman: “Climate change is not happening.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (unequivocal global evidence)

‘Unequivocal’ Evidence that Humans Cause Climate Change, Contrary to Posts of Old Video

FALSE (International: Indonesia): Indonesian President Joko Widodo declaring war on Malaysia

AFP Fact Check rating: False

This video shows Indonesian President Joko Widodo declaring war on drugs, not Malaysia

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