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

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: Stacey Abrams “lobbied to move” the MLB’s All-Star Game out of Atlanta last year and a music festival this year.

FactCheck.org rating: False (Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams opposed the state’s new election law and gun laws, but she spoke out against corporations using economic sanctions to protest the laws.)

Stacey Abrams Opposed Boycotts in Atlanta, Contrary to Facebook Post

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: Video shows Rand Paul with evidence that Nancy Pelosi committed treason.

USA Today rating: False (In the first, Paul is shown expressing his support for then-President Donald Trump at the 2020 Republican National Convention. The second shows Paul discussing U.S. COVID-19 policies and vaccination rates in October 2021. The Kentucky senator does not mention Pelosi or treason in either clip.)

Fact check: Video shows Rand Paul talking COVID-19 and Trump, not Nancy Pelosi and treason

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: “$12 billion more for Ukraine on top of $100+ billion while Jackson, Mississippi has yet to receive any funding to fix their water infrastructure.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Congress was considering legislation that included $20 million in funding for Jackson, Mississippi’s water infrastructure. The legislation passed Sept. 30.)

Despite claims, Jackson, Mississippi, did get funding for its infrastructure. But it’s not a fix-all

FALSE Claim by Charlie Kirk: COVID-19 vaccines were “rushed into market”; VAERS shows an “unusual spike in vaccine adverse events”; unvaccinated people shouldn’t be a threat to vaccinated people

Health Feedback rating: False (The COVID-19 vaccines went through the same degree of safety and efficacy testing as other vaccines; they were developed more quickly due to previous knowledge and an unprecedented amount of resources. Choosing not to vaccinate has consequences for others, because it places oneself and others at a higher risk of infection and severe disease, and this increases the spread of the virus within the community.)

Charlie Kirk’s video listing reasons to oppose COVID-19 vaccines contains multiple incorrect, misleading, and unsupported statements

Charlie Kirk Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: The WEF said those who complied with lockdown rules will obey a “social credit system”

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence to support this claim.)

FACT CHECK: Did The World Economic Forum Make This Statement About People Complying With A ‘Social-Credit Scheme’?

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Kremlin: Did Volodymyr Zelensky Call On NATO to Start Nuclear War With Russia?

Newsweek rating: False (No)

Fact Check: Did President Zelensky Call on NATO to Start Nuclear War?

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