The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/24/2022

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 Citizens for Sanity: Suggests that an immigrant charged with sexually assaulting a child entered the U.S. illegally during the Biden administration.

Politifact rating: False (Christopher Puente did not enter the U.S. during Joe Biden’s presidency.)

Ad falsely suggests immigrant accused of child sexual assault entered U.S. during Biden’s tenure

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Do Republicans Plan to Cap Social Security Age at Age 90?

Newsweek rating: False (Republicans do not currently have a plan to raise the Medicare eligibility age to 75 or to cap it at 90.)

Fact Check: Do Republicans plan to cap Social Security age at age 90?

FALSE Claim by Ron Johnson (R): Days after the 2016 deadly shooting of Dallas police officers, “Mandela Barnes … rationalized violence against American police officers.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (He Condemned Attack)

Johnson Ad Omits Barnes’ Condemnation of Attack on Police

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Claim via Social Media: Articles reported that the same boy died of COVID-19 in three different countries.

USA Today rating: False ( The articles reported on the deaths of a 12-year-old girl, a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy.)

Fact check: Articles focus on deaths of three children from COVID-19

FALSE
Claim via Social Media: Video shows Dr. Anthony Fauci admitting “he failed Americans during the pandemic when unnecessarily forcing masks.”

Politifact rating: False (In a recent interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci reflected on his recommendation early in the coronavirus pandemic for most people to not wear masks. “If I had to do it over again, of course, I would have analyzed it a little bit better,” he said. He wasn’t talking about his regrets in “forcing masks.”)

Video shows Fauci reflecting on early recommendations to not wear masks

FALSE (International: Philippines): French Ambassador to Ukraine Resigns.

Lead Stories rating: False (Did Not Quit)

Fact Check: The French Ambassador To Ukraine Did NOT Resign

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