The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/22/2022

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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MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Saving Arizona Pac: Mark Kelly “voted to allow prison inmates to receive stimulus checks five separate times.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (There have been three laws passed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, two signed by then-President Donald Trump and one by President Joe Biden, that provided stimulus checks to millions of Americans. Prison inmates were eligible for all of the payments. One law was signed before Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., took office. Republicans supported the first two bills signed by Trump, then denounced the Biden bill. Republicans criticized the Biden stimulus payment for going to incarcerated people, even though the previous ones went to them, too.)

Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly voted for Trump and Biden laws that let prison inmates get stimulus checks

FALSE Claim via Social Media and Tucker Carlson: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mandated that school children get COVID-19 shots?

Lead Stories rating: False (States Decide, not the CDC.)

Fact Check: CDC Did NOT Mandate Kids Get COVID-19 Vaccine For School — It’s Up To Each State

Tucker Carlson Rating

TRUE Claim by Fox News: Is the Biden Administration Funding Drag Shows In Ecuador?

Newsweek rating: True (Open data on government spending shows that federal money was granted to CEN specifically for 12 drag theater performances held by the non-profit, although details of the performances are unclear.)

Fact Check: Is Biden Administration Funding Drag Shows in Ecuador?

Fox News Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Video shows Trump’s lawyer revealing evidence that proves Biden’s election was fraudulent.

USA Today rating: False (Please. Enough is enough.)

Fact check: No, clip of Trump’s lawyer does not prove election fraud

FALSE
Claim by FF PAC: Dr. Mehmet Oz showed “support for a plan that would end Social Security and Medicare.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Oz has not expressed support for doing that. He says he wants to “strengthen” Social Security without “taking away benefits.”)

Ads Distort Oz’s Position on Abortion, Taxes and Social Security

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: “The Kyiv regime … refused to recognize the will and choice of the people and rejects any proposals for negotiations.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

From Fake Elections to Martial Law: A Double Dose of Putin Duplicity

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