The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/29/2022

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: Video shows Arizona ballots “break chain of custody in Arizona.”

Politifact rating: False (Video footage of trucks delivering ballots to Runbeck Election Services in Maricopa County, Arizona, was expected and planned for, according to the county and a report detailing plans before the primary and general midterm elections. The Maricopa County Republicans said Republican observers were there to watch, contrary to claims that there were no observers.)

This video doesn’t prove ballots broke chain of custody in Maricopa County, Arizona

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Sen. Ted Cruz implicated US Attorney Merrick Garland and said he would “rot in jail”

Lead Stories rating: False (No Jail Threat and did not say that.)

Fact Check: Ted Cruz Did NOT Say Merrick Garland Will ‘Rot in Jail’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “ALL vaccines, including the seasonal flu shot, contain parasites”, mRNA vaccines reduce the amount of anti-spike antibodies

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Studies in people who received one or multiple doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines show that vaccination increases the production of anti-spike antibodies, not the other way around.)

Vaccination isn’t equal to parasitic infection; COVID-19 mRNA vaccines don’t hamper the production of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Historically, U.S. plumbers have received more calls for help on the day after Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year.

Snopes.com rating: True

Is a Plumber’s Busiest Day the Friday After Thanksgiving?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Four-Year-Olds Are being Prescribed Puberty Blockers.

Lead Stories rating: False (Doesn’t Happen)

Fact Check: Four-Year-Olds Are NOT Prescribed Puberty Blockers

FALSE (International: India): A hindu girl was killed and her body was dumped on the Yamuna Expressway by a boy from the Muslim community.

The Quint rating: False

Incident of Girl’s Body Found on Yamuna Expressway Given a Communal Twist

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