The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/30/2022

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 Charlie Crist (D): “Crime is up under Governor DeSantis. Crime was down when I was your governor.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (The available data from 2020 shows a drop in overall crime of more than 14% after DeSantis’ first year as governor. Crime data for 2021 won’t be released until late November; numbers for 2022 won’t be available until 2023.)

Charlie Crist’s crime comparison with Ron DeSantis lacks data

FALSE Claim by Eric Schmitt (R): “Trudy Busch Valentine supports their anti-cop agenda.”

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios (She does not)

Analysis | GOP ad falsely tags Democratic candidate with ‘defund police’ label

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Citizens for Sanity: “Every Senate Democrat voted against deporting criminal illegal immigrants.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Every Democrat – and some Republicans – increased funding earlier this year for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency charged with deporting those living in the country illegally. The Biden administration has directed ICE to prioritize the deportation of immigrants in the country illegally who have committed serious felonies.)

Misleading Attack About Democrats and Criminal Immigrants

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): Today, the most common price of gas in America is $3.39, down from over $5 when I took office.

Lead Stories rating: False (Gaffe or lie? It Was $2.33)

Fact Check: Price Of Gas Was NOT $5 A Gallon When Biden Took Office — It Was Less Than Half As Much

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Donald Trump Congratulates Elon Musk On Buying Twitter On October 27, 2022.

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Statement)

Fact Check: Trump Did NOT Congratulate Musk On October 27, 2022, For Buying Twitter

FALSE (International: Australia): Antarctica’s average daily temperature would need to rise above 0 degrees Celsius for any ice to melt.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The average air temperature for all of Antarctica is not a useful indicator of ice melt. Experts say water temperatures play a greater role in ice loss.)

Belief that ice can’t melt in Antarctica is full of holes

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