The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/27/2022

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 Charlie Kirk (R): For climate change environmentalists, “not a single one of their predictions ever come true.”

Politifact rating: False (Many climate predictions have come true, such as the pace at which Earth is warming.)

Many climate predictions do come true

Charlie Kirk Rating

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump Jr.: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused Donald Trump’s “request for a national guard presence” during the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

The Dispatch rating: False (Debunked many times: The speaker of the House does not have the power to block an order from the commander in chief.)

Fact Check: Did Pelosi Reject Trump’s Request for National Guard Troops on January 6?

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Raphael Warnock (D): “Black women are 3 to 4 times more likely to die (from maternal mortality) even when they have the insurance and the income.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Studies have shown Black-white disparities for maternal mortality similar to what Sen. Raphael Warnock said, but they did not control for income or insurance status.)

Is the Black-white disparity in maternal mortality as big as Raphael Warnock said?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: Greenland ice sheet is recovering, past melting was from ‘natural warming’

USA Today rating: False (The ice sheet continues to melt due to human-caused global climate change.)

Fact check: Greenland ice loss continues due to CO2 emissions

TRUE
Claim by A Better Wisconsin Together: Says Tim Michels “opposes closing the loophole that allows domestic abusers to buy guns.”

PolitiFact rating: True (Michels on a radio show said, “You just can’t have somebody make a complaint against you, and you’re right. You’re right, your Second Amendment right be taken away. Now, that won’t happen here in Wisconsin, when I’m governor.” At a televised town hall meeting, Michels said, “I want to make sure that law-abiding gun owners aren’t having their guns confiscated because an angry ex, ex-spouse, makes a complaint.”)

Better Wisconsin Together on target with ad on Michels and gun law loophole

FALSE (International: Philippines): Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte took steps to punish the University of the Philippines system for not implementing orders to conduct face-to-face classes

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Video FALSELY claims Marcos-Duterte took action against UP Diliman for disobeying face-to-face classes order

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