The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/06/2022

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: Arizona midterm election was unlawful because the lab used to certify voting machines was not accredited.

Politfact rating: False (The voting system test laboratories used to certify Arizona election equipment are properly accredited, according to Arizona officials and the federal Election Assistance Commission.)

The testing labs used to certify Arizona’s voting equipment were accredited, officials say

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Canadian Doctors Group ‘Mandated Psychiatric Medication’ For The Unvaccinated.

Lead Stories rating: False (Nope. Did Not Happen.)

Fact Check: Canadian Doctors Group Did NOT ‘Mandate Psychiatric Medication’ For Unvaccinated

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Robin Vos (R): “A lot of the programs (that were) started during the pandemic are still going, even though the pandemic is long over.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (For the most part, pandemic-era unemployment programs stopped paying out in 2021.)

Vos mostly wrong on claim that pandemic unemployment payments are keeping Wisconsinites from working

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: An image shows Lauren Boebert with her hand on a man’s groin.

Check Your Fact rating: False (This image is digitally altered.)

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Lauren Boebert Putting Her Hand On A Man’s Groin?

FALSE Claim by Ted Cruz (R): Ted Cruz’s Claim that “Antifa” Burnt U.S. Cities For A Year.

Newsweek rating: False (The “antifa riots” Cruz refers to are almost certainly the protests, which followed George Floyd’s death. Most of these occurred between late May to early June 2020. Although many buildings were damaged or destroyed by fire during protests, this did not carry on throughout the year.)

Fact Check: Ted Cruz’s Claim That ‘Antifa’ Burnt U.S. Cities For A Year

FALSE (International: Ukraine): Nazi Ukrainians were arrested in Qatar after they drew swastikas on football posters.

Lead Stories rating: False (Manipulation)

Fact Check: This Video Does NOT Show An Al Jazeera Report About ‘Nazi Ukrainians’ Being ‘Arrested In Qatar’

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