The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/08/2022

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 Mike Pence (R): The border wall and the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy “reduced illegal immigration by 90%.”

Politifact rating: False (The Trump admin added very little new barriers. Experts said Trump administration policies, such as “Remain in Mexico,” likely contributed to immigration declines throughout the administration, but weren’t solely responsible for them. The global COVID-19 pandemic influenced migration declines in 2020.)

Pence’s claim about a 90% drop in illegal immigration during Trump administration is wrong

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by The Gateway Pundit: Arizona’s Maricopa County lost more than 290,000 Election Day votes in 2022

AFP Fact Check rating: False (“The county was very clear that they were reporting how many voters went to a vote center on Election Day,” said Tammy Patrick, a former elections official who worked in Maricopa County for 11 years. “This is different from votes cast as in-person, Election Day votes.”)

Website targets Arizona with false claim about missing ballots

Gateway Pundit Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: President Joe Biden’s daughter-in-law tweeted, “The press is also covering up serious health issues that my father in law is facing. The plan is for Kamala to get a one track ride to the nomination in 2024.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (tweets were sent from an imposter account that has since been suspended.)

No, these aren’t authentic tweets from President Joe Biden’s daughter-in-law

FALSE Claim via Social media: U.S. set to ratify treaty that will establish an international gun registry

USA Today rating: False (The U.S. is not set to ratify any such treaty, according to the State Department.)

Fact check: False claim that US is signing treaty to establish international gun registry

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Chris Murphy (D): “60% of counties in this country are refusing to implement the nation’s gun laws.”

FactCheck.org rating: Exaggerates (we cannot say how many of the nearly 2,000 sanctuary counties enforce state or federal gun laws. But at least some of them do, which contradicts Murphy’s statement that “60% of counties … are refusing to implement the nation’s gun laws.”)

Exploring Sen. Murphy’s Claim About ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries’

FALSE (International: North Korea): North Korean state TV criticises Moon Jae-in for abandoning dogs.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

North Korea did not criticise ex-South Korean leader for ‘abandoning’ dogs gifted by Kim Jong Un

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