The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/25/2022

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 Tim Ryan (D): Vance “started a fake nonprofit” and “did a poll for himself.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Not fake, just didn’t do well.)

Fact-checking J.D. Vance and Tim Ryan in Ohio Senate debate

FALSE Claim by NTD: Government patents luciferase mark to serve as covid-19 tracker.

Lead Stories rating: False (Pre-Covid Technology)

Fact Check: Government Did NOT Patent Luciferase ‘Mark’ To Serve As COVID Vaccine Tracker

NTD Rating

TRUE Claim by GOP Representative Lisa McClain (R): Biden Sold Off More Oil Than Every Past President Combined.

Newsweek rating: True (Biden has released at least 260 million barrels of oil compared to 172 million barrels ordered by other presidents in total. However, it is worth noting that the strategic oil reserve was only created in the 1970s—meaning earlier presidents couldn’t have sold any oil.)

Fact Check: Has Biden Sold Off More Oil Than Every Past President Combined?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: A House Republican plan says that if the GOP wins the majority, “Retirees who have a pension, IRAs, 401k, disabled veteran benefits will be ineligible for Social Security benefits.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (The screenshot is fake and does not align with language in the actual House Republican plan as published online.)

Debunking a fake claim about cuts to Social Security if Republicans win the House

FALSE
Claim via Social Media: Does Mandela Barnes decide who gets paroled?

Repustar rating: No (As lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, Democrat Mandela Barnes has no authority to grant parole to incarcerated people.)

Fact Brief: Does Mandela Barnes decide who gets paroled?

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by expose-news.com: Pfizer documents reveal that COVID vaccination is going to lead to “Mass Depopulation?

Lead Stories rating: False (More crackpottery from The Expose. No evidence.)

Fact Check: Pfizer Documents Do NOT Reveal 90% Of Pregnant Women Vaccinated Against COVID Lost Their Babies

The Expose Rating

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