The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/20/2022

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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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TRUE Claim by the League of Conservation Voters: Says Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson “called climate change ‘bull—-’ during a record heatwave” and “raked in over $700k in fossil fuel cash.”

Politifact rating: True (A video from a 2021 event showed Johnson calling climate change “bull—-”. Data shows that Johnson has taken over $750,000 in donations from the oil and gas industry.)

Johnson called climate change ‘bull—-,’ took $700,000 in donations from oil industry

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Schools Can Prescribe Adderall To Students.

Lead Stories rating: False (that would be illegal as schools cannot prescribe drugs.)

Fact Check: NO Evidence That Schools Can Prescribe Adderall To Students

MISLEADING Claim by Joe Biden (D): “Gas prices are coming down. They’re down almost a dollar a gallon … from where they were just a month ago. And, you know, we’re making progress.”

FactCheck.org rating: Not the Whole Story (U.S. presidents have little control over the price that consumers pay for gasoline. That is why it was inaccurate for Republicans to claim that Biden was the reason that gasoline prices spiked earlier this year. It’s also why Biden can’t claim much credit for falling prices now.)

Crude Oil Prices Down Due to Recession Fears, Contributing to Lower Gasoline Prices

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Crime is rampant like never before.”

The Washington Post rating: False (murder and violent crime rates are still well below levels reached in the early 1990s.)

Fact-checking Trump’s new campaign-style video

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Glenn Grothman (R): “With three months remaining in the Fiscal Year, (the border patrol) has already encountered more illegal immigrants along the Southwest border” than in any previous fiscal year.

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Southwest border apprehensions in fiscal year 2022 have already hit 1.94 million, the highest number ever reported.)

Border apprehensions outpace previous years, but analyst calls numbers misleading

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: “We have taken the decision to conduct a special military operation in Ukraine, a decision which is in full conformity with the Charter of the United Nations.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False (violated the charter)

Putin Falsely Claims Ukraine Invasion ‘In Full Conformity’ with U.N. Charter

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