The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/31/2022

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 by newspunch.com: Evil WEF Leader Caught Planning ‘Mass Extinction Event’ to Inner Circle – News Punch

Lead Stories rating: False (No Secret Plot – Fake News from a fake news source.)

Fact Check: ‘Evil WEF Leader’ Was NOT Caught Planning ‘Mass Extinction Event’

Newspunch Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Republicans on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee: Democrats on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted to allow non-citizens to vote in U.S. elections.

Snopes rating: False (Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee didn’t vote to change existing laws that bar non-citizens from voting in U.S. elections.)

No, House Democrats Didn’t Vote to Let ‘Non-Citizens’ Vote in U.S. Elections

TRUE Claim by Sen. John Kennedy (R): There were 600,000 border “got-aways” in 2022.

Newsweek rating: True (The CBP confirmed its accuracy.)

Fact Check: Were There 600,000 Southern U.S. Border ‘Got-Aways’ in 2022?

FALSE Claim via Social media: Donald Trump can be reinstated by Supreme Court’s Moore v. Harper ruling

USA Today rating: False (First, Trump lost. Second, there is no constitutional mechanism for reinstating a former president to office.)

Fact check: False claim Trump can be reinstated by Moore v. Harper

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by dunning-kruger-times.com: Elon Musk Files a Billion Dollars in Lawsuits Against Kathy Griffin

Lead Stories rating: False (Made-Up Story on a satire site)

Fact Check: Elon Musk Did NOT File A Billion Dollars In Lawsuits Against ‘Totally Unprepared’ Kathy Griffin

Dunning-Kruger-Times Rating

FALSE (International: India): Video shows PM Modi has recently announced a nationwide lockdown over reports of surge in COVID cases.

boomlive.in rating: False

2020 Video Of PM Modi Announcing Lockdown Shared As Recent | BOOM

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