The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/26/2022

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

With Midterms coming up in November, we will be publishing as many politician facts checks as we can find.

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FALSE Claim by Senate Leadership Fund and Our American Century: Congressional Democrats gave the IRS funding that would allow it to “extract” $20 billion in “higher taxes” from “lower- and middle-income families.” rating: False (Uses old report)

GOP Ads Use Outdated Federal Report to Attack Democrats on ‘Higher Taxes’

Claim via Social Media: Senator Ted Cruz Said He Has Hunter Biden’s Laptop Files.

Lead Stories rating: False (He did not say that.)

Fact Check: Ted Cruz Did NOT Say He Has Hunter Biden’s Laptop Files In This Video

Claim via Social Media: “Lifeguard/football player Joe Biden got five draft deferments for asthma during Vietnam.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (President Joe Biden did receive five draft deferments, but they were granted because he was a student, first in college and then law school. Later, Biden underwent a physical exam and received a Selective Service 1-Y classification — which specified that he could be drafted only in a national emergency — because of his asthma.)

Biden didn’t use health excuses to dodge the draft

CLAIM: Humans and other mammals injected with an mRNA vaccine die within five years.

AP Fact Check: False (There is no scientific evidence to suggest humans or other mammals given an mRNA vaccine die within five years.)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): The 3.7% unemployment rate is “nearly a 50-year low in our country.” rating: False (It was lower in January 2020 and July 2022.)

Biden’s Misleading Claims About the Economic Recovery and Unemployment

Joe Biden Rating

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Mail Online: One in five Britons are resorting to ‘DIY dentistry’ due to a drought of NHS dental appointments, according to a recent poll.

Full Fact rating: False (The poll, carried out by the Liberal Democrats, found that approximately a quarter of respondents had failed to get an appointment with their local NHS dentist over the past year. Of those, 21% resorted to either attempting dentistry on themselves, or asked a friend or family member to do it for them.)

Poll didn’t find 20% of Britons are resorting to ‘DIY dentistry’ – Full Fact

Daily Mail Rating

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