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Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other
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With Midterms coming up in November, we will be publishing as many politician facts checks as we can find.
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|MISLEADING||Claim by Joe Biden (D): Putin Is First ‘Direct’ Nuclear Threat Since Cuban Missile Crisis
Newsweek rating: Misleading (Other clashes, between these two nations and elsewhere, have seen the world come to the brink of a nuclear escalation a number of times since the 1960s.)
Fact Check: Is Putin First ‘Direct’ Nuke Threat Since Cuban Missile Crisis?
|Claim via Social Media: The Jan. 6 hearing “was abruptly canceled after it was revealed that news networks would not be showing it.”
Politifact rating: False (The hearing was rescheduled because of Hurricane Ian’s impending arrival.)
Jan. 6 committee hearing was postponed because of Hurricane Ian
|FALSE||Claim by Catherine Cortez Masto (D): “Adam Laxalt said it was ‘good news’ that small Latino businesses suffered during the pandemic because he thought it would benefit him politically.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (Selectively edited video. This is what he really said: I think the good news is that now we’re a year [the audio drops for a couple seconds] … a lot of those jobs never came back, a lot of those Hispanic small businesses never reopened, and guess who is in charge? We have a Democrat governor, a Democrat House, a Democrat assembly, a Democrat president, Democrat Senate, Democrat House of Representatives. And it’s 100%
|FALSE||Claim by Aseem Malhotra: mRNA COVID-19 vaccines might do more harm than good.
Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (Malhotra’s claim that COVID-19 vaccines might do more harm than good is based on anecdotal evidence and low-quality studies—some of them disputed—that are insufficient to support his claim.)
Article by cardiologist Aseem Malhotra made unsupported claims about the benefits and risks of COVID-19 vaccination
|Claim via Social Media: “The Obama Foundation stored classified documents in an abandoned furniture warehouse.”
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (The National Archives and Records Administration temporarily kept classified records from the Obama administration in one of its facilities that had been converted from a former furniture store, but they were later moved to a facility in the Washington D.C. area. Neither President Barack Obama nor the Obama Foundation ever controlled them.)
Claims about Obama Foundation keeping classified records in an abandoned warehouse are wrong
|FALSE||(International: Norway): “Norway readies its military to counter Biden.”
Politifact rating: False (Norway sent its military to guard part of the Nord Stream pipeline network as a safety precaution following a series of leaks that European authorities believe were deliberately made.)
Norway sent its military to guard offshore oil and gas, not to ‘counter Biden’
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