The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/09/2022

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

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FALSE Claim by Tucker Carlson: The United States is “about to run out of diesel fuel … by the Monday of Thanksgiving week.”

Politifact rating: False (The number constantly fluctuates based on the current supply and demand of diesel fuel, it does not necessarily suggest diesel fuel is running out.)

Tucker Carlson misrepresents data to claim the US will run out of diesel fuel by Thanksgiving

Tucker Carlson Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Postal Service can destroy mail-in ballots with impunity.

USA Today rating: False (They can’t unless they want to be fined or go to jail. It is illegal.)

Fact check: False claim that Postal Service can destroy ballots

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Proposed Senate bill would give FDA power to approve dietary supplements and “ban herbs.”

Politifact rating: False (The bill does not grant the FDA the power to approve new products before they come to market, or any new regulatory powers over dietary supplements.)

US Senate bill doesn’t give FDA new power to approve dietary supplements

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via viral image: George Soros bought voting machines to rig 2022 election.

Lead Stories rating: False (Tax Payer Funded)

Fact Check: George Soros Did NOT Fund Purchase Of Voting Machines To Rig 2022 Election

MISLEADING Claim by Meryl Nass – Epoch Times: Federal agencies already knew that hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine “were very likely to be effective against COVID-19” based on 2014 paper.

Health Feedback rating: Misleading (In vitro studies cannot predict a drug’s effectiveness in humans, and clinical trials in people already showed that COVID-19 patients don’t benefit from hydroxychloroquine treatment, in terms of mortality and disease severity.)

2014 study by Dyall et al. is an in vitro study; clinical trials showed hydroxychloroquine is ineffective against COVID-19 in people

Epoch Times Rating

FALSE (International: Canada): Did the Canadian government ban its employees from using the phrase ‘Let’s Go Brandon’?

Gigafact rating: No

Fact Brief: Did the Canadian government ban its employees from using the phrase ‘Let’s Go Brandon’?

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