The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/17/2022

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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TRUE Claim by Tammy Baldwin (D): “Latina workers make 54 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men.”

Politifact rating: True (Groups analyzed the numbers and came up with the same figure.)

Yes, wage gap does have big impact on Latina workers

Claim via Social Media: U.S. Rep Katie Porter, D-Calif., said that pedophilia isn’t a crime, but instead is an identity. rating: False (She did not say that.)

Katie Porter Did Not Say Pedophilia Isn’t a Crime, as Claimed in False Tweet

TRUE Claim by President Joe Biden (D): For the last several months, wages have gone up more than prices. rating: True (wages have gone up more than prices in the last several months.)

Wage growth has slightly outpaced inflation since July

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Human traffickers are putting toxin-laced tissues on gas pumps and door handles, then waiting for potential victims to pass out.

Politifact rating: False (The Polaris Project, a nonprofit that combats human trafficking, said its National Human Trafficking Hotline team wasn’t aware of any reports of toxic tissues being used to kidnap victims.)

No evidence human traffickers using toxic tissues to kidnap victims

TRUE Claim: After hyping a “major announcement” in December 2022, former President Donald Trump announced he is selling “Donald Trump Digital Trading Cards” for $99 apiece. rating: True

Is Trump Selling Digital Trading Cards Featuring Himself in Superhero Garb?

FALSE (International: Philippines): President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is the only one in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to address the Russia-Ukraine war and the North Korea threat.

Rappler rating: False

Several ASEAN leaders, not only Marcos, spoke up on Russia-Ukraine war

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