The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/03/2023

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 newspunch.com: The World Economic Forum issues a ‘once-a-week’ bathing order to combat climate change.

Lead Stories rating: False (No, they did not.)

Fact Check: World Economic Forum Did NOT Issue Weekly Bathing Order As Response to Climate Change

NewsPunch Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Jacques Attali wrote in 1981 that “the future will be about finding a way to reduce the population”, elites will get rid of people “by making them believe it’s for their own good”, they will “find a real cause, a pandemic” after having “taken care of having panned the treatment”, and people “will go to the slaughterhouse alone”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (The quote attributed to Attali doesn’t exist in any of his writings. Attali denied having written anything similar.)

French political counselor Jacques Attali didn’t call for world depopulation through pandemics or vaccines

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by thecareerbd.com: Academy Award-winning actor/director Clinton Eastwood is on life support in a California hospital after the “deadly ligma virus” spread through his body.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Real Virus)

Fact Check: Clint Eastwood NOT On Life Support After ‘Deadly Ligma Virus’ Spreads Through Body

Flashout Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Andrew Tate told Tucker Carlson about December detainment in Romania.

VERIFYThis.com rating: False (The video clip was taken from an August interview with Carlson.)

Andrew Tate Romania Fox News detainment clip from August

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: ‘The Premise’ That AIDS Is Caused By HIV Is ‘Made Up’

Lead Stories rating: False (Proven Fact)

Fact Check: HIV DOES Cause AIDS

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by Andrei Kartapolov: “Despite the ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention, the United States is the only country in the world that still has not completed getting rid of them.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Top Russian Misrepresents U.S. on Chemical Weapons, No Mention of Kremlin Poisoning Foes

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