The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/05/2022

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 Citizens Against Government Waste: “More than half of the $739 billion tax increase (in the Inflation Reduction Act) will go to wasteful Green New Deal programs like tree equity, ‘clean’ garbage trucks, and studying cow farts.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False ( The bill’s environmental provisions do add up to $391 billion, or more than half of $739 billion. However, the amount spent on trees, clean trucks and cattle emissions account for a tiny fraction of that, somewhere between half of 1% and 1.4%.)

How much of the Inflation Reduction Act goes toward trees, clean garbage trucks and cow farts?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: Paul Pelosi ‘knew his attacker’

USA Today rating: False (Made up conspiracy theory.)

Fact check: False claim that Paul Pelosi knew attacker in home invasion

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “Pennsylvania is under a court order to count their ballots on election day and not after!!”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (On Nov. 1, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that undated or incorrectly dated ballots must be segregated and not counted. The two-page court ruling does not change the timeline for counting ballots.)

Facebook post wrongly says court ordered Pennsylvania to finish ballot counting on Election Day

FALSE Claim by Dr. Robert Malone: “The annual influenza vaccine program … it’s wrapped around the idea that we should force … the population to take a product on an annual basis so that we can maintain warm base manufacturing in case something like 1918 ever happens again.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Seasonal influenza vaccines are recommended because they help prevent illness and death. Dr. Robert Malone incorrectly suggested that the annual shots are only given in the U.S. to support vaccine manufacturing in case of an influenza pandemic.)

Flu Vaccines Given to Prevent Disease, Not Just to Support Pandemic Vaccine Manufacturing

FALSE Claim by Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: Adam Laxalt “would let states outlaw abortion, criminalize it, even for victims of rape or incest.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (No Evidence He Supports It.)

FactChecking DSCC’s Abortion Ad in Nevada Senate Race

FALSE (International: Australia): The World Economic Forum (WEF) is running Victoria’s state election.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The WEF is not involved and the claim originates from a satirical Twitter account.)

Victorian election ‘fix’ claim is one big joke

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