The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/01/2023

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 Social Media: It Is Impossible To Land A Plane On The Spinning Earth

Lead Stories rating: False (It has been done a billion or so times.)

Fact Check: It Is NOT Impossible To Land A Plane On The Spinning Earth

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Texas voting machine adding voters as polls close was election fraud.

USA Today rating: False (E-pollbooks in Dallas County encountered a processing delay that resulted in data from already checked-in voters being downloaded after polls closed. It is normal for the equipment to experience delays and not indicative of election fraud.)

Fact check: No, delayed data in Texas e-pollbooks was not a sign of fraud, officials say

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Twitter owner Elon Musk tweeted that Democrats paid former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey “millions of dollars” to block negative information about the Bidens in 2020.

Snopes.com rating: False (He did not say that.)

No, Musk Didn’t Tweet That the Dems Paid Jack Dorsey to Block Anti-Biden Info

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Scott Perry made a statement about Italian Satellites, CIA, Italian government.

Lead Stories rating: False (Scott Perry frequently lies, but this is a Fake Statement.)

Fact Check: Rep. Scott Perry Did NOT Issue Statement That ‘Italian Satellites,’ CIA, Italian Government Stole Votes From Trump

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media:  An authentic tweet from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott read, “We celebrated Christmas Eve by putting migrants on a bus and kicking them out into the freezing cold. May the joy of Christ’s birth fill your heart as it did ours. Merry Christmas from the Abbott family.”

Snopes rating: False (It is not a real Tweet.)

Did Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tweet About ‘Putting Migrants on a Bus’ on Christmas Eve?

FALSE (International: Philippines): Bongbong Marcos is worth trillions to quadrillions of dollars.

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Marcos NOT worth ‘trillions to quadrillions’ of dollars

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