The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/15/2022

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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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FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Boston Children’s Hospital is now offering ‘gender-affirming hysterectomies’ for young girls.”

Politifact rating: False (To qualify for a gender-affirming hysterectomy at Boston Children’s Hospital, patients must be 18 or older and must have a letter from a medical doctor stating they have “persistent, well-documented, gender dysphoria.”)

No, Boston Children’s Hospital doesn’t provide hysterectomies for children

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Ron DeSantis went on Hannity to defend the FBI raid on Mar A Lago

Lead Stories rating: False (Doctored Video)

Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Gov. Ron DeSantis On Hannity Talking About Mar-A-Lago Search — It’s Doctored Video

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “Millions of people will become felons overnight” because of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022.

FactCheck.org rating: False (Grandfather Clause)

Proposed ‘Assault Weapons Ban’ Includes Grandfather Clause, Contrary to Social Media Posts

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Donald Trump (R): Trump Claims That Inflation Bill Raises Middle Income Taxes

Newsweek rating: Mostly False (The Inflation Reduction Act would not increase taxes for Americans earning less than $400,000. The basis of Trump’s statement is a single piece of analysis which, while thorough and comes from an authoritative source, is still just a projection of potential follow-on costs after corporations and others are taxed.)

Fact Check: Is Trump Right That Inflation Bill Raises Middle Income Taxes?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Biden spent 15 times more securing Ukraine than Trump spent on US border

USA Today rating: False (The amount approved for military and security ($26.5 billion) so far is between two and three times the $11 billion border wall tally, not 15 times.)

Fact check: Claim overstates money US approved in aid for Ukraine

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by The Expose: We’re not witnessing an outbreak of monkeypox across first-world countries, but the consequences of the damage that has been caused to immune systems by the Covid-19 vaccines.

Full Fact rating: False (Thousands of monkeypox infections have been confirmed in laboratories, and the Covid-19 vaccines have not caused widespread immune damage.)

Monkeypox is not a government conspiracy to cover up ‘vaccine-induced’ diseases – Full Fact

The Expose Rating

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