The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/30/2022

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 via Social Media: “Pelosi’s panel ready to arrest Trump.”

Politifact rating: False (The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol doesn’t have the authority to arrest former President Donald Trump.)

No, the Jan. 6 committee isn’t about to arrest Trump. It doesn’t have that power

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Tucker Carlson: Hospitals forced the vaccination of millions of children for COVID-19 and are now trying to normalize a rare side effect.

Lead Stories rating: False (Hospitals do not have that kind of power and less than a handful of states have mandated COVID shots before kids can attend school. There’s also no evidence to suggest that the health care facilities are trying to pass off myocarditis as a normal childhood condition.)

Fact Check: Hospitals Did NOT Force Vaccination Of Children For COVID-19; Myocarditis Risk Is Greater Without Vaccine Than With It

Tucker Carlson Rating

MISLEADING Claim by Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund: Sen. Ron Johnson voted “against funding for the police, preventing local departments from hiring more officers.”

FactCheck.org rating: Misleading (Ron Johnson voted against the American Rescue Plan that provided covid-19 relief. Biden encouraged states and localities to use the money to support essential workers, including police. But there was no requirement in the legislation to spend money on law enforcement.)

Everytown’s Misleading Ad on Johnson’s Votes ‘Against Funding for the Police’

Everytown for Gun Safety Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Video: Melania and Donald Trump are getting divorced.

Check Your Fact rating: False (They aren’t, but Marjorie Taylor Greene and her husband are.)

FACT CHECK: Are Donald And Melania Trump Getting Divorced?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: GM and Ford vehicles sent to Ukraine were funded with Americans’ “tax dollars.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Two American carmakers have donated 100 pickup trucks and SUVs to assist with humanitarian aid in Ukraine. But an Instagram post makes the baseless claim that the vehicles were provided at U.S. taxpayers’ expense.)

GM, Ford Vehicles Were Donated to Ukraine by Carmakers

FALSE (International: Iran): Claim by Islamic Republic News Agency: “[T]he Iran police publish[ed] a videoclip show[ing] that her [Mahsa Amini’s] death was due to a heart attack, proving the false news broadcasted [sic] by the Western media and the anti-Iranian press.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Video of Mahsa Amini’s Collapse Does Not Prove She Died of a Heart Attack

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