The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/20/2022

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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BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “Nancy Pelosi set to resign from Congress as Trump files impeachment lawsuits against her.”

PolitiFact rating: False (no and no)

No, Pelosi isn’t resigning because Trump initiated impeachment proceedings against her

FALSE Claim by Clay Travis, Outkick: Denmark banned COVID-19 vaccines for anyone under 50.

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Denmark didn’t ban COVID-19 vaccines for those under 50. This was an inaccurate interpretation of Denmark’s recently unveiled recommendation regarding target populations for COVID-19 booster shots, which mainly comprise the elderly and those with underlying health problems, including those under 50.)

Denmark didn’t ban COVID-19 vaccines for people under 50

Clay Travis Rating, Outkick Rating

TRUE Claim by Kathy Hoffman (D): “Since 2019, I’ve successfully lobbied for the funds to add hundreds of school counselors, lowering our student to school counselor ratio by 20%.”

Politifact rating: True

Yes, Kathy Hoffman lobbied to hire hundreds of counselors at Arizona schools

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Post: claims the U.S. military is offering former President Donald Trump increased protection amid alleged assassination threats.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The claim stems from a satirical website. A Judge Advocate General’s Corp (JAG) Corps spokesperson denied they were aware of such threats.)

FACT CHECK: Is The Military Offering Trump Increased Protection Amid Alleged Assassination Threats?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Tweets: The Clintons killed Ken Starr.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (no comment)

Ken Starr died because of surgery complications — not because of the Clintons

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by Australian National Review: Vaxchora vaccine to be distributed via chemtrails in Queensland, Australia

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Australian authorities are not set to release cholera vaccine ‘via chemtrails’ over Queensland

Australian National Review Rating

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