The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/29/2022

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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FALSE Claim by Viral Image: claims supporters of former President Donald Trump are the only people who have been arrested for election fraud.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Supporters of both parties have been arrested for election fraud.)

FACT CHECK: Have Only Trump Supporters Been Arrested For Election Fraud?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral image: Half of the votes for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election “are from dead people.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Election officials and experts say incidents of ballots cast on behalf of dead people are rare, and isolated enough that they wouldn’t change an election’s outcome.)

No, dead people didn’t cast half of Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential election votes

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: SIDS almost disappeared in 2020 when baby vaccination rates dropped.

USA Today rating: False (Though routine childhood vaccination rates fell in 2020, the CDC reported the rate of SIDS cases per 100,000 live births increased.)

Fact check: Drop in vaccination rates in 2020 didn’t end SIDS

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Monkeypox is transmitted by mosquitoes.

USA Today rating: False (no)

Fact check: No evidence mosquitoes can spread monkeypox, experts say

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: claims National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci referred to young children as “test subjects” during an MSNBC interview.

Check Your Fact rating: False (fabricated)

FACT CHECK: Did Anthony Fauci Refer To Children As ‘Test Subjects’ In An MSNBC Interview?

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by Greens senator Dorinda Cox: Sixty percent of people participating in the First Nations Regional Dialogue events were non-Indigenous.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The meetings were led by and attended by Indigenous people. The co-chair of the consultation said all participants were Indigenous.)

Greens senator wrong on Indigenous consultation claim

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