The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/30/2022

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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BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Being Liberal: “All animals are equal but some are more equal than others” and attributes the line to Musk and Fox News.

The Dispatch rating: False (Musk did not say that.)

Fact Checking a Viral Claim About Elon Musk

Being Liberal Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Harry Hoxsey’s herbal therapy effectively cures cancer.

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (No clinical data support the alleged benefits of Hoxsey’s herbal mixture or its ingredients for treating cancer patients.)

The Hoxsey herbal mixture doesn’t cure cancer

TRUE Did she say it?: Swedish environmental teen activist Greta Thunberg tweeted “yes, please do enlighten me. email me at smalldickenergy@getalife.com” in response to a tweet from controversial Twitter influencer Andrew Tate in which he bragged of owning 33 cars with “enormous emissions.”

Snopes rating: Correct Attribution (She tweeted it. But no one has confirmed if her claim is true…)

Did Greta Thunberg Mock a Twitter Troll with ‘Small Dick Energy’ Joke?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Southwest Airlines has canceled ALL of their flights until Jan 1, 2023.

Lead Stories rating: False (Reduced Schedule)

Fact Check: Southwest Airlines Did NOT Cancel All Of Its Flights Until January 1, 2023

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Viral Image: Joe Biden put his hand on Zelenskyys butt during a photo op at the white house.

Lead Stories rating: False (Edited Photo)

Fact Check: Biden Did NOT Put His Hand On Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s Buttocks — The Photo Is Edited

FALSE (International: Australia): Australia will launch a social media social credit system which gives police access to citizen’s private messages.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The claim is based on a federal inquiry’s proposal from 2021 that has never been put before parliament.)

Social media ID claim is a pointless exercise

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