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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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|FALSE||Claim by Jeh Johnson (D): “Only about 20%” of people who apply for asylum qualify for it.
Politifact rating: False (Since 2000, immigration judges have approved 30% of asylum applications filed by immigrants as a defense against deportation. In fiscal year 2022, immigration judges approved about 39% of such applications.)
|Claim via Social Media: A “zombie” virus woken after 48,500 years is a threat to humanity.
Newsweek rating: False (No threat)
|Claim by Kanye West: Hitler “didn’t kill 6 million Jews” and “the Holocaust is not what happened.”
Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Adolf Hilter led the Nazi Party, which orchestrated the murder of 6 million Jewish people and millions of other people in the Holocaust. The Holocaust is the best documented case of genocide, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.)
|TRUE||Did Donald Trump say it?: Election Fraud Allows for ‘Termination’ of US Constitution
Snopes.com rating: Correct Attribution (After repeating his claim that the results of the 2020 presidential election were “fraudulent,” U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Truth Social on Dec. 3, 2022: “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.”)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: The team of presidential candidate Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee suppressed political speech leading up to the 2020 election against then-President Donald Trump when it requested certain tweets be deleted.
Lead Stories rating: False (They requested nude photos be removed, which violated Twitter’s rules.)
|FALSE||(International: Australia): Claim by CPAC Australia: Human-made carbon dioxide emissions do not drive global warming
AFP Fact Check rating: False
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