The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/12/2022

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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TRUE Claim by Joe Manchin (D): West Virginia is poised to “receive $25M for 160 orphaned well clean-up projects across the state.”

PolitiFact rating: True (Documents and news releases confirm that the Interior Department has authorized $25 million under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law as an initial grant for capping orphan wells.)

Is West Virginia set to receive $25 million to cap orphan wells?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Phoebe Adele Gates is “unvaccinated, not even [for] childhood vaccines.”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (Fully vaccinated)

Bill and Melinda Gates’ daughter Phoebe Gates is fully vaccinated, including against COVID-19, despite online claims to the contrary

TRUE Claim by Everytown for Gun Safety: “Kari Lake is opposed to red flag laws.”

Politifact rating: True (Kari Lake has said publicly she opposes red flag laws.)

Yes, Arizona Republican governor candidate Kari Lake opposes red flag laws

Everytown for Gun Safety Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Nancy Pelosi Spoke to Ray Epps Before January 6.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Evidence)

Fact Check: NO Evidence Nancy Pelosi Spoke to Ray Epps Before January 6, 2021

FALSE Claim by Ted Cruz (R): “4.2 million illegal aliens have crossed since Joe Biden became president”

The Conversation rating: False (Inaccurate distortion of DHS immigration statistics.)

Why the number of encounters at the southern U.S. border does not mean what the GOP says it means

FALSE (International: Philippines): Human Rights Watch, an international non-government organization advocating for human rights, has not written about children in armed conflict in the Philippines.

Rappler rating: False

Human Rights Watch has written about children in armed conflict in the Philippines

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