The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/10/2022

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FALSE Claim by Jim Marchant (R): “Here in Nevada, the DMV registers everybody (to vote) and so that means illegals. They don’t check.”

Politifact rating: False (At the DMV, state officials take steps to allow only U.S. citizens to complete voter registration paperwork. People using immigration paperwork to obtain a driver’s license can’t proceed with automatic voter registration.)

Nevada Republican misleads about DMV registering “illegals” to vote

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Video: claims Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene auditioned for American Idol using a fake name.

Check Your Fact rating: False (She did not.)

FACT CHECK: Did Marjorie Taylor Greene Audition For American Idol Using A Fake Name?

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): The Russia “hoax” that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians during the 2016 campaign was “developed by Hillary Clinton and a group of people.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (The probe was launched when a Trump campaign adviser told a foreign official that the Russians had damaging information on Clinton.)

Trump Distorts Facts in Pennsylvania Rally

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Hillary Clinton (D): “The fact is that I had zero emails that were classified.”

The Washington Post rating: Mostly True (Technically correct as Comey clarified that three emails had “portion markings,” which he explained under questioning meant the emails were marked as classified with the letter “C” in the body of the email and therefore could have been missed by Clinton.)

Analysis | Hillary Clinton’s claim that ‘zero emails’ were marked classified

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: President Joe Biden “employed actors to portray Marine guards” during a Sept. 1 speech.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (There is no evidence that the Marines who stood behind President Joe Biden during his Sept. 1 speech in Philadelphia were actors. The White House rebutted the claim.)

No, Biden didn’t hire actors to pose as U.S. Marines

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: “Almost all the grain exported from Ukraine is sent not to the poorest developing countries, but to European Union countries.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Putin Grossly Distorts Who’s Getting That Ukrainian Grain

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/10/2022"

  1. “Claim by Hillary Clinton (D): “The fact is that I had zero emails that were classified.”

    That may be mostly(?) true but why scrub the servers and smash cell phones? Innocent folk are not likely to do that.

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