The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/05/2022

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 Sen. Rick Scott (R): Vice President Kamala “Harris said yesterday that — or day before yesterday — that, you know, if you have a different skin color, you’re going to get relief.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Harris did not say any particular race would be prioritized in relief efforts. All communities will get relief, including communities of color.)

What Vice President Harris Said – And Didn’t Say – About Hurricane Relief

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Donald Trump, social media users: Barack Obama took 33 million documents, many of which are classified, to Chicago.

USA Today rating: False (All in the archives.)

Fact check: Archives agency is in charge of Barack Obama’s records

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Alex Mooney (R): “There have now been 16 straight months of OVER 150,000 illegal border crossings.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Customs and Border Protection data shows that the number of southwest border encounters has exceeded 150,000 per month for 18 consecutive months. The data does not show that more than 150,000 people crossed the border illegally each month, because the data tracks events, not people. The same person might cross the border and be encountered by law enforcement more than once.)

Fact-checking the current scale of U.S.-Mexico border crossings

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral post: Doug Mastriano said, Iranian President Ali Khamenei has the right idea of how Women should be treated.

Check Your Fact rating: False (This claim is baseless. There is no evidence that suggests Mastriano made this statement.)

FACT CHECK: Did Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidate Support Iran’s Treatment Of Women Protesters?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Hurricane Ian was orchestrated as part of a pandemic-related conspiracy to devastate Floridians.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Take a moment to ponder that some people believe this.)

Hurricane Ian was a natural disaster, not a political conspiracy to devastate Floridians

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Anatoly Antonov: “U.S. officials continue to escalate the situation, intimidating the American and international public with sham Russian ‘nuclear threats.’ ”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False (Putin said it live on TV.)

Here’s Who’s Really Threatening to Hit Ukraine With Nukes

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