The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/01/2022

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: Climate change is “dictated by solar activity and the moon” and has “nothing to do with mankind.”

Politifact rating: False (The sun and moon do influence the Earth’s climate, but that impact is small and not enough to cause the rapid climate changes the planet started to experience in the 1970s, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. About 200 scientific organizations have concluded that fossil fuels burned through human activity have contributed significantly to climate change.)

No, climate change isn’t driven by solar activity and lunar phases

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Video: claims Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan purportedly unveiled ‘damning’ facts about Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Check Your Fact rating: False (No evidence)

Did Jim Jordan Unveil ‘Damning’ Facts About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Richard Hirschman, Theresa Long, Steve Kirsch: COVID-19 vaccines are linked to abnormal blood clotting, sudden deaths, world depopulation

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (Without a pathological analysis that considers the person’s clinical history, images of blood clots alone don’t provide sufficient evidence of an association between these clots and COVID-19 vaccines. No evidence suggests that vaccines are causing a rise in mortality. Therefore, claims that they are used for depopulation are baseless.)

The film “Died Suddenly” rehashes debunked claims and conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 vaccines

TRUE Claim by Twitter users: Twitter Scrapped Its Covid-19 Misinformation Restrictions.

Newsweek rating: True (While Twitter still lists rules regarding misinformation on its website, its COVID-19 Misinformation Policy, which led to the removal of thousands of misleading and unevidenced tweets and millions of account challenges, is no longer being enforced, the platform’s website states.)

Fact Check: Did Twitter Scrap Its Covid-19 Misinformation Restrictions?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Respect For Marriage Act Revoked The Tax-Exempt Status Of Churches And Endangered Other Religious Liberties

Lead Stories rating: False (Still Intact)

Fact Check: Respect For Marriage Act Does NOT Revoke Tax-Exempt Status Of Churches Or Endanger Other Religious Liberties

FALSE (International: Ukraine): US President Joe Biden ordered the Philippines to arm itself with nuclear weapons.

Rappler rating: False

Biden did not order the Philippines to arm itself with nuclear weapons

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