The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/28/2022

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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 Mark Kelly (D): Blake Masters “wants to pass a national ban on abortion.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (During the primary campaign, Arizona U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters backed a so-called federal personhood law, which is usually viewed as a national ban on abortion because it argues that abortion violates a fetus’s constitutional rights. After winning the GOP nomination, Masters continued to back a national ban, but he said it should only be for third-trimester abortions.)

Blake Masters still supports a national abortion ban, but during the third trimester

Claim via Social Media: Airlines Ban Vaccinated Travelers From Flying.

Lead Stories rating: False (Just crackpots making stuff up.)

Fact Check: Airlines Are NOT Banning Vaccinated People From Flying Over Blood-Clot Risk

FALSE Claim by Republican Party of Florida: Charlie Crist “supported Biden’s agenda to defund the police.”

Politifact rating: False (President Joe Biden does not want to defund the police. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist said he does not support it, either.)

No, Charlie Crist doesn’t support an agenda to ‘defund the police’

Claim via Social Media: Ben Shapiro had a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiven.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (He didn’t. Wrong Ben Shapiro)

Posts falsely claim conservative US commentator received loan forgiveness

Claim via Social Media: “Monkeypox is a complete, fake sham” that’s “designed to force lockdowns, mandates and shots.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (The virus has infected nearly 48,000 people worldwide and killed at least 13.)

Video falsely claims monkeypox is a governmental hoax

FALSE (International: China): Claim by China Daily: “Washington’s weaponizing food hurts world.” rating: False

China Ludicrously Accuses US of ‘Weaponizing Food’

China Daily Rating

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