The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/11/2022

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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Claim by Republican Party of Florida: Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist and President Biden “teamed up” to “hire 87,000 new IRS agents to audit the middle class,” and Crist “supported Biden’s agenda to defund the police.” rating: Mostly False (neither support defunding the police. Both men supported funding for the IRS to potentially hire tens of thousands (87,000) of new employees — most of whom would work in customer service, not tax auditing.)

Florida GOP Attacks Crist with Misleading Claims About the IRS and Police

MISLEADING Claim via Social Media: Consuming turpentine will kill parasites.

Health Feedback rating: Misleading (It could also kill you.)

Consuming turpentine is dangerous and shouldn’t be used to treat parasites

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): “I ended [Nord Stream 2],” a pipeline that sends gas from Russia to Germany. “Can you imagine? [President Joe] Biden came in and he opened up the pipeline.” rating: False (construction started up again in December 2020, while Trump was still in office. So Trump can claim credit for slowing the project but not ending it.)

Trump Distorts Facts in Pennsylvania Rally

Claim via Viral Video: “Finally! Mayorkas To Jail As Sen. Kennedy Uncovers NEW Evidence Related To HUNTER Biden’s Laptop,”

Reuters Fact Check rating: False (Throughout this speech, Kennedy was critical of the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden and did not refer to Mayorkas, Hunter Biden, a laptop or purported “new evidence.”)

Fact Check-Video does not show Sen. Kennedy uncovering any ‘new evidence’ against Homeland Security Secretary

FALSE Claim by Charlie Crist (D): Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis “wants to ban abortion.” rating: False (DeSantis placed limits on abortions but did not propose banning them.)

Crist Ads Misrepresent DeSantis Statements on Abortion and Background Checks on Guns

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

Africa Check rating: Incorrect (Unproven)

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

The Punch Rating

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