The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/01/2022

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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Claim by Ted Nugent: Michigan’s Proposal 2 “will permanently put in the Constitution that you never have to show an ID to vote ever again.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (This fall, Michigan voters will be asked to consider Proposal 2, which would change voting protections in the state’s constitution. The proposal would not eliminate the state’s existing requirement that voters show a photo ID before casting a ballot in person.)

Michigan’s Proposal 2 doesn’t end the state’s voter ID requirement

Claim via Social Media: The U.S. government owns or co-owns Moderna’s COVID vaccine, giving it an “ulterior motive” for mandating the shots.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not owned by the government.)

Fact Check: US Government Does NOT Own Or Co-Own Moderna’s COVID Vaccine, Has No ‘Ulterior Motive’ To Mandate Shots

MISLEADING Claim by Joe Biden (D): Medicare Part B premiums “will, in fact, decrease this year. … For years, that fee has gone up. Now, for the first time in more than a decade, it’s going to go down.” rating: Misleading (That’s true. But he neglected to mention the drop follows a large increase the prior year, partly due to anticipated Alzheimer’s drug expenses, which didn’t actually materialize.)

Biden’s Misleading Boast on Medicare Premium Drop

Claim by A “newly leaked report” from Rand Corp. reveals the “true motives behind European Destabilization & The Russia/Ukraine War”

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Report)

Fact Check: ‘Newly Leaked Report’ From RAND Corp. Does NOT Reveal ‘True Motives Behind European Destabilization & The Russia/Ukraine War’ — It Is Fake

FALSE Claim by National Republican Senatorial Committee: Sen. Raphael Warnock “voted with Biden to slash Medicare spending.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The reduction wouldn’t represent cuts to Medicare beneficiaries.)

Democratic bill didn’t ‘slash’ Medicare spending. It would get the same drugs, cheaper

FALSE (International: Philippines): President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. withdrew the interest from gold reserve deposits in his meeting with World Bank officials.

Rappler rating: False

In meeting with WB, Marcos did not withdraw interest from gold reserve deposits

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