The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/19/2022

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 Sunny Hostin: “Republicans want to raise the voting to age 28.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Raising the voting age would require amending the Constitution, a high bar. We found no serious proposal to raise the voting age.)

‘View’ host Sunny Hostin has scant evidence for claiming GOP wants to raise voting age to 28

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Newspunch: Bill Gates did not tell G20 leaders death panels will soon be required

Lead Stories rating: False (Bill Gates is Not At G-20.)

Fact Check: Bill Gates Did NOT Tell G-20 Leaders That ‘Death Panels’ Will Soon Be Required, He Wasn’t At The Annual Summit

Newspunch Rating

FALSE Claim by Herschel Walker (R): Raphael Warnock “believes in no cash bail” and “letting people out of prison that are going to make us prisoners in our own home.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Warnock does not support eliminating cash bail for all, but does back ending it for nonviolent offenders. Warnock does not support widespread releases of prison inmates, but he backed a law that reduces sentences for certain drug offenses.)

Walker’s misleading claim about Warnock’s support for ending cash bail and releasing prisoners

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Joseph Mercola: Face masks contain a “cancer-causing compound”; “exposure to titanium dioxide ‘systematically exceeded the acceptable exposure level to TiO2 by inhalation’”

Health Feedback rating: Misleading (While a Belgian study found titanium dioxide particles in face masks, it didn’t assess whether those particles could be released from the mask and inhaled by the wearer in sufficient amounts to cause any adverse effects. Therefore, claims that face masks are unsafe based on this study are unsupported.)

The presence of titanium dioxide in face masks hasn’t been associated with toxicity or any health problems

Mercola Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Donald Trump (R): “They say the ocean will rise one-eighth of an inch over the next 200 to 300 years.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that U.S. sea level in 2100 is projected to be around 2 feet higher on average than it was in 2000, “if we are able to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” The National Ocean Service predicted that sea level along the U.S. coastline is projected to rise, on average, 10 to 12 inches from 2020 to 2050.)

Trump vastly understates how much experts expect sea levels to rise

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Russia): Claim by Sputnik: “The Hague District Court ruled that the crash of the MH17 plane was connected to a non-international armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Russia’s Sputnik Falsifies Court Ruling in Malaysian MH17 Shootdown

Sputnik Rating

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2 Comments on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/19/2022"

  1. Awesome site. This should be required material in schools. It would hopefully reduce gullibility and prevent further disasters.

  2. Or increase it by making people dismiss evidence out of hand by simply knowing it’s been “debunked”. I don’t know why they keep using Politifact, they constantly put their thumbs on the scale with their mostly false/true ratings.

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