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

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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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FALSE Claim by Viral image: Video shows Tucker Carlson speechless in interview with a guest.

PolitiFact rating: False (This video isn’t authentic, according to Fox News.)

No, this isn’t an authentic video of Tucker Carlson speechless before a guest

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Post: Gavin Newsom considered a law banning Californians from moving to Texas or Florida

Check Your Fact rating: False (The claim stems from a satirical tweet. A spokesperson for Newsom denied the claim.)

FACT CHECK: No, Gavin Newsom Is Not Outlawing Residents From Moving To Texas Or Florida

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): The Justice Department obtained a search warrant for Mar-a-Lago on “a phony pretext.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Trump and his staff repeatedly thwarted efforts by government officials to recover all documents for more than a year before DOJ resorted to seeking a search warrant.)

Trump Distorts Facts in Pennsylvania Rally

MISLEADING Claim by Lt. Governor John Fetterman (D): Dr Oz Is Against Abortion in Rape and Incest Cases

Newsweek rating: Misleading (Oz has previously said abortion at any stage of pregnancy is “murder” and that life begins at conception—which might imply he supports a total ban. However, the Oz campaign has clearly stated he supports exceptions in cases of rape, incest, and where a woman’s life is at risk.)

Fact Check: Fetterman’s Claim Dr. Oz Opposes Abortion in Rape, Incest Cases

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The National Guard was activated Jan. 6, 2021, and “is in complete control.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Crackpot conspiracies as Former President Donald Trump did not activate the National Guard during or after the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021.)

No, the U.S. military has not taken control of the government

NO
EVIDENCE
(International: United Kingdom): Claim by expose-news.com: The number of excess deaths in Europe gone up a “shocking 691%” in children since the European Medicines Agency (EMA) first approved the COVID vaccine for them.

Lead Stories rating: No Evidence (there’s no evidence to support the implied connection between the increase and the start of COVID vaccinations in children 0-14. In addition, the sample size is small because of the relatively low mortality rate for children. So, even small changes can result in exaggerated-looking figures.)

Fact Check: NO Proof Start Of COVID Vaccinations For Children In Europe Is Responsible For ‘Shocking 691% Increase’ In Excess Deaths

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