The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/08/2022

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 Gateway Pundit: Bank of America “announced a new mortgage home loan program for first-time homebuyers. But only blacks and Hispanics will be eligible.”

Politifact rating: False (Fear-based race-baiting as Bank of America’s new home loan program is open to all applicants regardless of their race.)

Bank of America’s new home loan program does not exclude any race, despite claims that say otherwise

Gateway Pundit Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Post: claims former President Donald Trump said ‘dark times’ are ahead for the U.S.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The claim stems from an article published by a satire website. There is no evidence Trump made such remarks.)

FACT CHECK: Did Trump Say Dark Times Are Ahead?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: FEMA won’t accept an application for assistance if the disaster victim has a GoFundMe page,

USA Today rating: False (A GoFundMe page isn’t an automatic disqualifier.)

Fact check: FEMA will review aid requests if applicant has GoFundMe

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Walmart management is helping with rising prices with $500 grocery cards for $2.”

Politifact rating: False (Phishing scam designed to collect personal information from unsuspecting visitors.) 

Don’t fall for this Walmart gift card offer

FALSE Claim via Social Media and The Blaze: Ivermectin was “vindicated (again)” in a peer-reviewed study that showed a 92% reduction in COVID-19 mortality.

Lead Stories rating: False (Poor study, not peer reviewed and not vindicated.)

Fact Check: Ivermectin NOT ‘Vindicated (AGAIN)’ In Peer-Reviewed Study Showing 92% Reduction In COVID-19 Mortality

The Blaze Rating

FALSE (International: Nigeria): Claim by Punch newspaper:Nigeria’s latest maternal mortality ratio is 512 per 100,000 live births.”

Africa Check rating: Incorrect

Fact-checking four claims about antenatal care and pregnancy-related deaths in Nigeria

Punch Rating

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