The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/28/2022

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 Dan Bongino: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged $200 million for digital IDs as part of a shift toward a “totalitarian society.”

Politifact rating: False (The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said it will commit $200 million to expand the “digital public infrastructure” of developing nations, including the use of data-sharing systems, databases of vital records such as birth and death certificates and digital IDs. The foundation is not allocating a specific dollar amount for any one component of its commitment.)

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation not spending $200 million on digital IDs

Bongino Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: An article published by the World Economic Forum confirms that the organisation is engineering the climate.

Full Fact rating: False (This is not what the article claims. It simply describes some of the technology being developed to counteract global warming.)

The World Economic Forum didn’t say it’s engineering the climate – Full Fact

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Marco Rubio (R): Val Demings “voted with Pelosi to raise taxes over $4,000 on Florida families.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s ad refers to the Inflation Reduction Act, which Democratic Rep. Val Demings voted for in the U.S. House. However, the law levies tax increases directly on very large corporations and high earners.​​)

Marco Rubio lobs misleading attack on Val Demings and taxes

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: A social media video shows a U.S. patent for harvesting adrenochrome from humans.

Lead Stories rating: False (Crackpot QAnon Theory)

Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Patent For Harvesting Adrenochrome From Humans — It’s A QAnon Myth

TRUE
Claim by California Congresswoman Katie Porter (D): Corporate profits are to blame for inflation in key industries.

12News.com (Verifythis) rating: True (Data shows half of price increases go to profit large corporations.)

Yes, profits from some corporations are reason for inflation

TRUE (International: Hungary): Claim by Viktor Orbán: Viktor Orbán tweeted “how can we replace Russian gas now.”

Newsweek rating: True (He did tweet that.)

Fact Check: Did Viktor Orbán Tweet About Replacing Russian Gas?

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