The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/23/2022

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 via Social Media: Increases in respiratory syncytial virus in children are linked to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Politifact rating: False (There is no evidence COVID-19 vaccination causes RSV in children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency said a recent increase in cases of respiratory syncytial virus is likely because of a relaxation of widespread mitigation measures.)

No, COVID-19 vaccination is not causing RSV in children

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via viral video: Video Shows Arizona Ballots Falling Out Of Trash Cans On Escalator.

Lead Stories rating: False (Old video from Australia)

Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Arizona Ballots Spilling From Trash Cans — Scene Was In Australia Two Months Before US Midterm Elections

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Viral Image: “Bill Gates tells G20 world leaders that ‘death panels’ will soon be required.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates didn’t attend the recent Group of 20 meeting in Bali, according to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.)

No, philanthropist Bill Gates didn’t say death panels ‘will soon be required’

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Biden said people worried about heating bills should buy solar panels.

VERIFYThis.com rating: False (Biden didn’t say people worrying about heating bills should buy solar panels.)

Biden solar panels comments shared out of context

FALSE Claim via Social media: U.S. aid to Ukraine was laundered by FTX and sent to Democrats for midterms.

USA Today rating: False (Ukraine briefly partnered with FTX when it launched a cryptocurrency donation website, but multiple officials refuted the money-laundering claim, indicating that the exchange’s only role was to convert cryptocurrency to traditional currency on a few occasions.)

Fact check: No, US aid to Ukraine wasn’t laundered by crypto firm FTX and sent to Democrats

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Igor Konashenkov: “All personnel, weapons, and military equipment of the group have been withdrawn to the left bank.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

The ‘Generous Gifts’ Russian Forces Left Behind in Kherson

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