The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/27/2022

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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Claim by Ron Johnson (R): “Last year the IRS audited Americans earning less than $25,000 a year at five times the rate of other groups.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Data shows that lowest wage earners were audited by IRS at a rate of 13 per 1,000 for the 2021 fiscal year. Under the analysis by a Syracuse University-based institute, everyone else was audited at a rate of 2.6 per 1,000.)

Johnson’s claim on IRS audits of mostly low wage earners is in the ballpark

Claim via Social Media: Florida has a banned book list.

Lead Stories rating: False (Fictional List – There is no banned books list at the state level in Florida because such disputes about school materials are handled at the school district level.)

Fact Check: This Is NOT Real ‘Banned Book List’ From Florida

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Donald Trump revoked Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination when he became president

USA Today rating: False (GOP Senators blocked him, not Trump.)

Fact check: GOP senators blocked Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination, not Trump

Claim via Social Media: “Congress just voted to exempt themselves from IRS auditing of their personal finances.”

Politifact rating: False (Satire shared by the gullible.)

Claim that Congress members exempted themselves from IRS audits started as satire

Claim by The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just dramatically changed their claims about mRNA vaccine safety.

Lead Stories rating: False (The mRNA and the spike protein do not last long in the body,” it doesn’t represent “a change to the science of how the mRNA vaccines work.)

Fact Check: CDC Did NOT ‘Just Dramatically’ Change Their Claims About MRNA Vaccine Safety

Gateway Pundit Rating

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by The Expose: In England, “COVID-19 vaccinated children are 4,423% more likely to die of any cause and 13,633% more likely to die of COVID-19 than unvaccinated children.”

Politifact rating: False (There is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine is linked to an increase in child mortality. One person younger than 20 has died because of an adverse reaction to the vaccine, according to the United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics.)

No evidence COVID-19 vaccine is increasing child mortality rates in England

The Expose Rating

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