The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/03/2022

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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MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Cliff Hayes (D): “When you compare us to the European Union, we’re something like 23 times more likely” to have homicides and handgun killings.

Politifact rating: Mostly True (The U.S. firearm homicide rate in 2019 was 4.11 people per 100,000, compared to 0.19 in the 27-nation European Union, according to research by the University of Washington. In other words, firearm homicides were 22 times more frequent in the U.S. than in the EU.)

Gun homicides 22 times more frequent in U.S. than European Union

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Kanye West “Ye” via infowars.com: Hitler Invented Highways And The Microphone Ye Says

Lead Stories rating: False ( The Nazis appropriated highway plans and construction already occurring. Several people are credited with inventing the microphone in the late 1800s, long before Hitler’s time in power in Germany.)

Fact Check: Hitler Did NOT Invent Highways And Microphones As Ye (Formerly Kanye West) Said

Infowars Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Kevin McCarthy (R): “I think President Trump came out four times and condemned” white supremacist Nick Fuentes.

FactCheck.org rating: False (No, not once.)

McCarthy Mischaracterizes Trump’s Response to Fuentes Meeting

TRUE Claim via Social Media: As of Dec. 1, 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden had not visited the U.S.-Mexico border since taking office in early 2021.

Snopes rating: True

Did Joe Biden Never Visit the U.S.-Mexico Border After Becoming President?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by stewpeters.com: PCR Test Linked To Human Cloning.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Clones Yet and not related to Covid-19)

Fact Check: NO Evidence COVID-19 PCR Tests Are ‘Linked To Human Cloning’

FALSE (International: India): Claim by Hindustan Times, DNA, Jagran English, Live Hindustan, Entertainment Times, Anupam Kher: Media outlets claim Israeli filmmaker and IFFI jury head Nadav Lapid backtracked on his comments on The Kashmir Files, and now calls it a “brilliant film”.

BOOM FactCheck rating: False

Did Israeli Filmmaker Nadav Lapid Call Kashmir Files A “Brilliant Movie”? | BOOM

Hindustan Times Rating

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/03/2022"

  1. Burt Reynolds | December 5, 2022 at 8:38 am |

    “Only considers firearm killings when considering homicide rates”
    “Mostly True”
    In other news, Egypt has far less cases of frostbite than Finland. What an utterly useless fact check.

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