The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/07/2023

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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Claim via Social Media: House Jan. 6 Committee Withdrew Trump Subpoena Because ‘They Knew Trump Did Nothing Wrong’

Lead Stories rating: False (Out Of Time)

Fact Check: The House Jan. 6 Committee Did NOT Withdraw Trump Subpoena Because ‘They Knew Trump Did Nothing Wrong’

TRUE Claim via Social Media: U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy said in 2021 that then-President Donald Trump “bears responsibility” for the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

Snopes rating: True (Correct Attribution)

Did US Rep. Kevin McCarthy Blame Trump for Capitol Riot?

FALSE Claim by Jim Jordan (R): In “two years’ time” the Democrats were responsible for “record inflation.” rating: False (Inflation has been high, but the modern-day record was set in 1980.)

FactChecking the House Speaker Election

Claim via Social Media: Trump Endorses Rep. Byron Donalds For House Speaker.

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Statement – He endorsed Kevin McCarthy)

Fact Check: Trump Did NOT Endorse Rep. Byron Donalds For House Speaker

Claim by Aaron Rouse (D): “Kevin Adams wants to ban abortion.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Adams supports a propsal to ban Virginia abortions after 15 weeks with exceptions for rape, incest and when a woman’s life in endangered by pregnancy. In Virginia, 97.5% of elective abortions in 2019 occurred during or before the 15th week of pregnancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Virginia state senate candidate makes misleading claim about an abortion ban

FALSE (International: Philippines): Under former president Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, the water supply crisis was solved in less than a week.

Rappler rating: False

FACT CHECK: Duterte didn’t solve 2019 metro water crisis in less than a week

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