The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/15/2022

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 by Donald Trump (R): In the 2018 Florida governor’s race “votes were being stolen by the corrupt election process in Broward. … I sent in the FBI and the U.S. Attorneys, and the ballot theft immediately ended. … I stopped his Election from being stolen.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (The Broward elections supervisor at the time, Brenda Snipes, had faced criticism for election errors and problems, but there was never evidence of criminal wrongdoing. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigated allegations of Democrats committing fraud in a few counties including Broward, but concluded in 2020 that they found “no evidence of fraudulent intent.” )

No evidence for Donald Trump’s claim about stopping a ‘steal’ in 2018 for Ron DeSantis

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The IRS donated thousands of dollars to the campaign of Arizona gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs.

Lead Stories rating: False (Government agencies cannot donate to campaigns.)

Fact Check: IRS Did NOT Donate To Katie Hobbs Campaign — Government Agencies Can NOT Donate To Political Campaigns

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Leaked Hospital Email Reveals Explosion of Stillbirths Following COVID Vaccine Rollout”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Vaccines decrease stillbirths.)

COVID-19 Vaccines Reduce, Not Increase, Risk of Stillbirth

TRUE Did he say it?: On election night 2022, Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs joked that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was “losing the gavel but finding the hammer,” a reference to the brutal attack on her husband, Paul.

Snopes.com rating: Correct Attribution

Yes, Republican Andy Biggs Made ‘Hammer’ Joke About Nancy Pelosi

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Georgia Gun Owners: “Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams are radical communists and, if they get their way, gun owners here in Georgia will be completely disarmed.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Warnock and Abrams have not advocated communist policies, such as complete government ownership of property. They also have not called for widespread confiscation of guns from all Georgians.)

Raphael Warnock, Stacey Abrams are not communists, nor trying to take guns from all Georgians

MOSLTY
FALSE
(International: United Kingdom): Children in England vaccinated against COVID-19 are 13,633 percent more likely to die with the virus and 4423 percent more likely to die from any cause.

Australian Associated Press rating: Misleading (High-risk children were more likely to be vaccinated. The data does not account for health differences between vaccinated and unvaccinated children.)

UK data skewed to claim vaccines raise child mortality rates

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