The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/16/2022

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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: “China launch attack from 68 aircraft and destroys Taiwan armory” after visit by Nancy Pelosi.

FactCheck.org rating: Unsupported

Video Makes Unsubstantiated Claim About Chinese Maneuvers After Pelosi Visit to Taiwan

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Cancer occurs when “your body is full of acidity”; alkalizing your body prevents cancer

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (Scientific evidence indicates that the cause of cancer are gene mutations, not the body’s acidity. Food intake doesn’t affect the acid-base balance in the body unless the person already has a metabolic disease affecting the organs that regulate the body’s pH.)

Cancer is caused by gene mutations, not the body’s acidity; eating alkaline foods can’t alter the body’s pH to prevent or treat cancer

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Photo shows a “massive” crowd at a Trump rally in Wisconsin on Aug. 5, 2022.

Politifact rating: False (The photo is not from a Donald Trump rally in Wisconsin on Aug. 5, 2022.)

Photo claiming ‘massive’ crowd at Trump’s Aug. 5 Wisconsin rally is actually from 2020

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): “We are no longer energy independent or energy dominant, which we were just two short years ago.”

The Washington Post rating: False (We’ve never been energy independent.)

Fact-checking Trump’s new campaign-style video

NO
EVIDENCE
Claim by Social media posts: Biden “had his department of justice’s FBI raid the private home of the leading candidate to replace him.”

FactCheck.org rating: No Evidence

Social Media, Politicians Make Unfounded Claims of Politicized Mar-a-Lago Search

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by Colin Boyce MP: Humans are responsible for just three per cent of atmospheric CO2.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Human activity has contributed to more than a third of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere.)

New MP’s climate change sums don’t add up

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/16/2022"

  1. keith wilson | August 16, 2022 at 7:31 pm |

    So why do you not fact check the Stacy Abrahams ad about abortion with several women stating they will go to prison for having a miscarriage, Kemp wants to ban all abortions…

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