The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/06/2022

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 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Nevada Republican House candidate April Becker supports a nationwide abortion ban and “taking away a woman’s right to abortion with no exceptions.” rating: False (Becker has said she supports a ban on abortion except in cases of rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother. Becker also has said she opposes regulating abortion on the federal level.)

Ad Distorts Abortion Views of Republican House Candidate from Nevada

Claim by Stew Peters: Complications From Covid-19 Vaccinations Are Causing US Military Pilots to Crash And Navy and Marine Corps Aircraft Have Been Grounded

Lead Stories rating: False (Stew Peters is a frequent purveyor of disinformation and provides No Evidence)

Fact Check: Covid-19 Vaccination Reactions Are NOT Causing US Military Crashes And Aircraft NOT Grounded In September 2022

Claim by Tim Ryan (D): “I voted with Trump on trade.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Along with most Democrats, Ryan voted to approve the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a Trump trade priority. Ryan supported Trump’s use of tariffs against China, but opposed them when Trump failed to exempt European producers.)

Ohio’s Tim Ryan says he ‘voted with Trump on trade,’ but what about Trump’s tariffs?

Claim by Bill Gates Caught Admitting Climate Change Is WEF Scam to Inner Circle.

Lead Stories rating: False (Never said that)

Fact Check: Bill Gates Was NOT Caught Admitting ‘Climate Change Is WEF Scam’

NewsPunch Rating

Claim by Restoration PAC: Says Mandela Barnes supports killing “preemies” – “infants born prior to 37 weeks of pregnancy”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (The very nature of the word “preemie” implies that the baby has already been born. There’s no evidence that Barnes supports killing babies who have already been born. The group conflates Barnes’ support of codifying Roe v. Wade with supporting abortion “up until time of birth.”)

Group twists Barnes’ abortion rights position beyond recognition

FALSE (International: New Zealand): The spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand was due to people getting vaccinated.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (NZ’s case numbers rose because of the spread of Omicron in early 2022, not because of the vaccination rollout.)

Group’s Kiwi COVID claim ‘ absolute nonsense’

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