The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/02/2022

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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TRUE Claim by Joe Biden (D): “Gas prices are down back to where they were before Russia invaded Ukraine.”

Politifact rating: True (According to the most recent weekly data, the cost of a gallon of gasoline is $3.53. That’s exactly the same as it was just days before Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022.)

 Have gasoline prices fallen to pre-Ukraine war levels, as Joe Biden said?

Joe Biden Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Senator Warnock Runs Church With Women Wearing Penis Pants.

Lead Stories rating: False (Wrong Man)

Fact Check: Sen. Warnock Is NOT The Man In The Photo With Women Wearing Penis Pants

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral image: Elon Musk said he’s buying Snapchat.

PolitiFact rating: False (There’s no evidence that Elon Musk said or tweeted this about Snapchat.)

No, Elon Musk didn’t tweet that he’s buying Snapchat

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Tax records show that Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker declared Texas as his principal residence even after he began his run for office.

Snopes.com rating: True (Walker is considered a Carpetbagger)

Is Georgia Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Really a Texas Resident?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Benny Johnson (R): Biden appointed a Satanist to lead the National Monkeypox Response Team.

Lead Stories rating: False (Crackpot claim. Not a satanist)

Fact Check: White House Did NOT Pick ‘Satan Worshipper’ to ‘Oversee American Health’

FALSE (International: New Zealand): Claim by Redacted channel: New Zealand intelligence bosses are calling on citizens to report fellow Kiwis if they don’t agree with COVID-19 measures or want to send their children to school without a mask.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The new security guidance relates to reporting suspected violent extremists only.)

NZ spy agency claim is ‘gross misinformation’

Redacted Rating

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