The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/07/2022

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 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.)

Jeh Johnson wrong that asylum cases’ approval is ‘only about 20%’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: A “zombie” virus woken after 48,500 years is a threat to humanity.

Newsweek rating: False (No threat)

Fact Check: Is ‘Zombie’ Virus Woken After 48,500 Years Threat to Humanity?

BLATANT
LIE
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.)

Yes, Hitler was responsible for the deaths of 6 million Jewish people in the Holocaust

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.”)

Did Trump Say Election Fraud Allows for ‘Termination’ of US 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.)

Fact Check: Deleted Nudes Violated Twitter Rules — Twitter Removals Would NOT Solely Prove Biden Team Sought To Gag Opposition

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by CPAC Australia: Human-made carbon dioxide emissions do not drive global warming

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Expert says Australian geologist’s false climate change claims ‘designed to mislead and confuse’

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