The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/09/2022

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: Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri died from asthma in 2020.

FactCheck.org rating: Unsupported (debunked)

Posts Make Unfounded Claims About Death of Al-Qaeda Leader

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Video Shows Children Being Saved From Human Trafficker Selling Them For Adrenochrome.

Lead Stories rating: False (The video shows children being taken out of a truck by authorities after trying to leave a Syrian displacement camp and is not related to the QAnon adrenochrome conspiracy theory.)

Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Children Being Saved From Human Trafficker Selling Them For Adrenochrome

FALSE Claim by American Prosperity Alliance: The Senate Democrats’ reconciliation bill “will strip $300 billion from Medicare.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Under the Senate Democratic bill, the federal government would see its outlays reduced by about $300 billion as a result of a Medicare negotiation provision. However, that reduction wouldn’t represent cuts to Medicare beneficiaries.)

No, Senate bill won’t strip $300 billion from Medicare

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via social media and Marjorie Taylor Greene: Antifa + Feds = false Flag share this NOW.

Lead Stories rating: False (No False Flag claim by crackpots.)

Fact Check: NO Evidence Antifa, Federal Agents Were Behind The 2021 U.S. Capitol Attack

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: There were no shortages when Donald Trump was president

USA Today rating: False (There were numerous shortages.)

Fact check: There were shortages when Trump was president

FALSE (International: Germany): Claim by Jordan Peterson: Germany tried switching to wind and solar power and ended up producing more carbon dioxide.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Germany’s energy sector emissions have trended downwards since its first reduction target in 1990.)

Jordan Peterson blows hot air over German emissions

Jordan Peterson Rating

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