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)
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|FALSE||Claim by Tucker Carlson: Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs “worked with Big Tech to censor … voters” of her opponent, Republican Kari Lake.
FactCheck.org rating: False (The email asking for a review of the tweets was sent nearly five months before either Hobbs or her Republican opponent, Kari Lake, even declared their candidacies for governor. The subject of the tweets, a company that helped facilitate the state’s new voter registration database, was hired by Hobbs’ Republican predecessor, and the database has nothing to do with the state’s voter tabulation system.)
|Claim via Social media: The cost of groceries has increased by 400%.
USA Today rating: False (The consumer price index that measures grocery inflation was 12.4% higher in October than a year earlier, and the 13.5% increase in grocery prices during the 12-month period ending in August was the biggest 12-month period increase since 1979.)
|Claim by Viral image: Video shows former President Donald Trump saying he “just can’t be upset” with Kanye West.
PolitiFact rating: False (Fake. Altered video.)
|TRUE||Claim by Washington Post: Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan was incarcerated in 2018 in Russia during the U.S. presidency of Donald Trump.
Snopes rating: True
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Respect for Marriage Act revokes churches’ tax-exempt status.
VERIFYThis.com rating: False (the RFMA doesn’t revoke churches’ tax-exempt status.)
|FALSE||(International: New Zealand): New Zealand has passed an anti free speech language compliance law.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (The Plain Language Bill requires government to use language that is easy to understand. It does not impose any limits on free speech.)
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