The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/18/2022

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

There is currently a shortage of fact checks against the Left due to a surge in post-midterm misinformation by the Right. We will make every effort to find and publish Left fact checks as they become available.

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FALSE Claim via Social Media: “The CEO of FTX is the daughter of the chairman of the SEC.”

Politifact rating: False (Gary Gensler, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, has three daughters. None of them are the former or current CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX.)

No, FTX CEO isn’t the Security and Exchange Commission chair’s daughter

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by The Highwire with Del Bigtree: Covid-19 vaccines are responsible for soaring RSV cases.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (There’s no data whatsoever to prove or to show that Covid vaccination makes kids more susceptible to RSV.)

Covid-19 vaccination does not increase risk of RSV infection

The Highwire Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Billionaire Bill Gates is on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. 

The Dispatch rating: False (Wrong Bill Gates.)

Fact Check: Is Billionaire Bill Gates on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: It’s proof of “voter fraud” that it takes some states days to count 2 million votes while Florida results were available on election night.

Politifact rating: False (Florida law allows for early processing of mail-in ballots and, in many counties in the state, machines speed up the processing of those ballots. Battleground states like Nevada and Arizona had races with close margins, which meant media organizations waited until more votes were counted to announce projected winners.)

Florida midterm results came out fast. Why do other states need more time?

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Ted Cruz Book Cover Features Soviet-Era Stalingrad Statue.

Newsweek rating: True (The cover of Ted Cruz’s book Justice Corrupted: How the Left Weaponized Our Legal System features an image of “The Motherland Calls”, a Soviet-era monument in Volgograd, Russia.)

Fact Check: Does Ted Cruz Book Cover Feature Soviet-Era Stalingrad Statue?

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Malaysia): A Malaysian Physician Was ‘Put To Death Under The Nuremberg Codes For Giving The Bioweapon Vaccine And Killing A Patient’ In 2022

Lead Stories rating: False (Insane ramblings that did not happen.)

Fact Check: Malaysian Physician Was NOT ‘Put To Death … For Giving The Bioweapon Vaccine And Killing A Patient’

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