The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/30/2022 (Blatant Lie Edition)

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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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BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Newspunch: Climate activists have vowed to slaughter millions of dogs.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The claim comes from a notorious misinformation website, and it has no basis in fact.)

Dog slaughter claim is barking mad

Newspunch Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Vaccines Make Boys ‘Think They Should Be GIRLS.’

Lead Stories rating: False (There is no connection unless you are a crackpot.)

Fact Check: Vaccines Do NOT Make Boys ‘Think They Should Be GIRLS’ And Do NOT Produce ‘Girls Thinking They Are Boys’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Twitter users: Colonel Vindman Tweeted ‘Spam’ Message About Elon Musk.

Newsweek rating: False (He did not)

Fact Check: Did Lt. Colonel Vindman tweet “spam” message about Elon Musk?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The New COVID Death Data Proves That Vaccines Are An ‘Experimental Toxin’ Causing ‘A Majority Of COVID Deaths’

Lead Stories rating: False (Recycled Rumor)

Fact Check: New COVID Death Data Does NOT Prove Vaccines Are ‘Experimental Toxin’ Causing ‘A Majority Of COVID Deaths’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media Video: Video shows Ted Cruz revealing documents from Hunter Biden’s laptop.

USA Today rating: False (The footage of Cruz shows him talking about topics unrelated to the president’s son. The other footage in the clip is not related to Cruz or the laptop.)

Fact check: No, video does not show Ted Cruz revealing Hunter Biden documents

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Ukraine): Images of a woman having bloody makeup applied show “fake combatant photos” in Ukraine.

Politifact rating: False (Four photos being shared on social media of a woman having war wound makeup applied to her face and body are from a medic training exercise in 2016.)

Photos of war makeup in Ukraine are from combat medic training in 2016

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