The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/26/2022

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: The Biden administration is deporting Cubans “because Cubans by and large are conservatives.”

Politifact rating: False (Cuba’s foreign minister recently said the country would resume accepting Cuban nationals deported by the United States. Cuba stopped doing so during the COVID-19 pandemic. Multiple U.S. presidential administrations have deported Cubans, including former President Donald Trump’s administration. No evidence the U.S. is deporting Cubans because they tend to vote Republican. Immigrants from all countries are deported if they are illegally in the United States.)

No evidence that U.S. is deporting Cubans based on political affiliation

Claim by Christina Parks (America’s Frontline Doctors): Face masks cause hypercapnia and blood acidity, which might increase cancer risk

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (Face masks can’t block gas exchange because gas molecules are much smaller than the face mask pores. Therefore, face masks are extremely unlikely to cause a significant increase in the levels of carbon dioxide in the blood.)

Face masks don’t cause hypercapnia or blood acidity; no evidence indicates that these conditions increase cancer risk

America’s Frontline Doctors Rating

Claim via Gateway Pundit and Epoch Times: “Outrageous! FDA Backtracks During Trial and Now Claims ‘Not Taking Ivermectin for COVID-19’ was Merely a Recommendation.” rating: False (FDA did not change position.)

FDA Did Not Change Position on Ivermectin Use, Contrary to Online Claims

Gateway Pundit Rating, Epoch Times Rating

Claim by James Comer (R): “One of these deals involves the sale of American natural gas to China. Evidence suggests Joe Biden had a 10% equity stake through his son.”

The Washington Post rating: Evidence in dispute (Maybe, but no evidence to date.)

Analysis | Dissecting GOP claims about Hunter Biden deals allegedly involving his father

FALSE Claim by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R): Joe Biden’s HHS is implementing mask mandates again

Newsweek rating: False (It is one of many possible recommendations but has not been implemented federally.)

Fact Check: Is Joe Biden’s HHS Implementing Mask Mandates Again?

FALSE (International: Australia): A graph showing Swiss COVID-19 mortality proves hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for the virus.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The data used does not match official figures. Additionally, experts say the selective analysis of the data cannot be used to draw conclusions about the drug.)

Blogger bungles analysis of Swiss COVID figures

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