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

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

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.” rating: False (debunked conspiracy theories)

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

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