The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/14/2022

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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BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is seen in a photo “inside the ballot rooms” during vote tabulation.

FactCheck.org rating: False (The woman pictured is an election observer, not Hobbs.)

Posts Falsely Claim to Show Hobbs in Arizona Election Tabulation Room

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Mike Lindell: Vote spike charts from 2022 illustrate US election fraud.

AFP Fact Check rating: Unproven

Mike Lindell revives baseless ‘vote spike’ claims after 2022 midterms

Frank Speech Rating

FALSE Claim by Kari Lake (R): The COVID-19 vaccine for children is proving to be “not only ineffective, it’s also proving to be dangerous.”

Politifact rating: False (Out of 8.7 million doses given to school-aged children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found only 100 serious reactions to vaccines in 2021. Half of those reactions were temporary vomiting and fever. The CDC saw about a dozen reports involving vaccinated children developing a heart condition called myocarditis that resolved quickly.)

Kari Lake says falsely that COVID-19 vaccines are ineffective and dangerous for children

FALSE Claim via Social Media: New York State’s Office of Pistol Licensing announced all pistol licenses are now concealed-carry

USA Today rating: False (You have to apply for concealed carry.)

Fact check: NY pistol license holders must apply for concealed carry

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Kid Rock posted “Zelensky just bought his parents an $8,000,000 villa, complete with a salt water pool & 3 brand new vehicles.”

Politifact rating: False (not from Kid Rock.)

Social media post critical of Zelenskyy came from Kid Rock fan account, not the artist

MOSLTY
FALSE
(International: New Zealand): Auckland has seen the greatest increase in air pollution, landfill waste and sea pollution in the last 15 years, according to council data.

Australian Associated Press rating: Mostly False (While pollution has increased at a few specific sites, council data shows that overall air and sea quality has been improving.)

Reports clear the air around Auckland pollution levels

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