The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/12/2022

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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 Republican Governors Association: Says President Joe Biden “recently said that 48.8% of Wisconsin voters are threats to democracy.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The Republican Governors Association pointed to the 48.8% of Wisconsin voters who voted for former President Donald Trump in 2020, linking it with President Joe Biden’s recent comments assailing “MAGA Republicans.” But Biden’s remarks were directed at what he referred to as the faction’s “extremism,” and separated them from mainstream Republicans. And he didn’t mention Wisconsin specifically.)

No, Biden didn’t say nearly half of Wisconsin voters are threats to democracy

FALSE Claim by Drug Possession Laws: Cannabis can treat cancer, PTSD, seizures, anxiety, glaucoma, and depression

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (There isn’t clinical evidence of the usefulness of cannabis for the treatment of PTSD, seizures, anxiety or depression.)

No clinical evidence supports using cannabis to treat cancer or other conditions, although specific chemicals found in cannabis can be medically useful

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): Hillary Clinton’s private server, which she used while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, was “plundered by foreign hackers.”

FactCheck.org rating: Unsupported (There’s no evidence that Clinton’s emails were “plundered by foreign hackers” or that she deleted emails and “smashed” cell phones to destroy evidence.)

Trump Distorts Facts in Pennsylvania Rally

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LIE
Claim by Lincoln Project: “Trump told you the election was stolen, ripped you off, to sucker you, to take your hard-earned money and shovel it into his pockets. … Every dollar you sent him paid to keep his shady business empire and lavish lifestyle going.”

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios (the money has been mostly spent on administrative expenses, attorney fees, salaries and on fundraising activities.)

Analysis | The Lincoln Project falsely claims Trump has pocketed ‘every dollar’ he raised

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Claim by Viral Video: Marjorie Taylor Greene is facing jail time for claims she made at a Trump Rally.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The caption is baseless. There is no evidence that Greene has been prosecuted.)

FACT CHECK: Is Marjorie Taylor Greene Facing Jail Time?

FALSE (International: India): When a journalist asked Rahul Gandhi to show the back view of a poster he turned around.

Boom Live rating: False

Video Of Rahul Gandhi Showing Farm Laws Booklet Shared With False Claim | BOOM

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