The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/15/2022

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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TRUE Claim by Elizabeth Warren (D): “40% of the folks who have student loans do not have a college diploma, four-year diploma. These are people who are truck drivers and who are nail technicians and nurses’ aides.”

Politifact rating: True (The figure cited by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., could be an underestimate. About 60% of student debt borrowers lack a four-year degree, according to data from the U.S. Education Department.)

40% of student borrowers lack a four-year degree

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Social Media Post: claims a new drug called ‘Strawberry Breeze’ is being sold to children in schools.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There are no credible news reports to suggest that such a drug is currently being sold to children in schools. The claim previously appeared in the past.)

FACT CHECK: Is A New Drug Called ‘Strawberry Breeze’ Being Sold To Children?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Executive Order 14067 will allow the federal government to “turn on and turn off your money.”

Politifact rating: False (Executive Order 14067 directed the federal government to weigh the risks of using digital currency and research the possibility of using a central bank digital currency.  The order does not implement a digital currency or give the government the power to electronically control it.)

Executive Order 14067 does not allow the federal government to electronically control money

NO
EVIDENCE
Claim via Social Media: Donald Trump Not Invited to Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral?

Newsweek rating: Unverified (There is no evidence that Trump was specifically not invited, as other former U.S. presidents are also not on the guest list.)

Fact Check: Is Donald Trump not invited to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “U.S. is testing new most deadly nuclear bomb from B-1B Lancer.”

PolitiFact rating: False (This isn’t accurate, according to the U.S. Air Force.)

No, the United States isn’t testing a nuclear bomb from the B-1B Lancer

FALSE (International: Ukraine): Claim by Nikolai Patrushev: “During the special military operation [in Ukraine], many facts were revealed confirming that such laboratories developed components of biological weapons and their means of delivery.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False (debunked conspiracy theories)

Russia Can’t Stop Lying About U.S. Bioweapon Labs in Ukraine

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