The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/19/2022

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MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Rick Scott (R): The IRS is adding 87,000 new agents, making the IRS “larger than (the) Pentagon, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Customs and Border Protection and the State Department combined.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (If the IRS hired all 87,000 new employees at once, and no existing employees left the agency, the IRS would still be about 34,000 employees smaller than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection combined, according to the best available figures.)

Rick Scott overstates potential hiring surge at the IRS

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: claims former President Donald Trump sent an email about “the nuke codes” after the raid on Mar-a-Lago.

Check Your Fact rating: False (digitally altered.)

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Send This Email About ‘The Nuke Codes’?

NO
EVIDENCE
Claim by Donald Trump (R): Trump “had a “standing order … that documents removed from the Oval Office and taken to the [Mar-a-Lago] residence were deemed to be declassified the moment he removed them.”

FactCheck.org rating: Disputed (No evidence)

Trump’s Dubious ‘Standing Order’ to Declassify Documents

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Woman Found At Bottom Of River Bound By Concrete Block Linked To Suspicious Death Of Former Clinton Advisor Epstein Fixer

Lead Stories rating: False (crackpot Clinton body count conspiracy.)

Fact Check: Woman Found Dead In Arkansas River Is NOT Provably Linked To Clinton Advisor Who Apparently Killed Self

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Just The News and Social Media: Jim Jordan Said 14 FBI Agents Spoke To Him After Trump Raid

Newsweek rating: False (He was not referring to the FBI raid. Further, there is no evidence that 14 FBI agents came forward.)

Fact Check: Did Jim Jordan say 14 FBI agents spoke to him About Trump raid?

Just the News Rating

FALSE (International: North Korea): North Korea is sending 100,000 soldiers to aid Russia to ‘occupy’ Ukraine.

Rappler rating: False

North Korea is not sending 100,000 soldiers to aid Russia

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/19/2022"

  1. Claim by Rick Scott (R): The IRS is adding 87,000 new agents, making the IRS “larger than (the) Pentagon, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Customs and Border Protection and the State Department combined.”
    Politifact rating: Mostly False (If the IRS hired all 87,000 new employees at once, and no existing employees left the agency, the IRS would still be about 34,000 employees smaller than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection combined, according to the best available figures.)

    Rick Scott overstates potential hiring surge at the IRS

    MISSING THE POINT! .

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