The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/10/2023

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: Sen. Roy Blunt uncovered cheating in the 2020 election during a hearing.

USA Today rating: False (Still no evidence)

Fact check: Video shows hearing on Electoral Count Act reform, not proof of 2020 election fraud

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Tesla has invented a new electronic currency.

Lead Stories rating: False (They did not)

Fact Check: Tesla Has NOT Launched New Cryptocurrency

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: There is no proof HIV is the cause of AIDS.

USA Today rating: False (there has been proof for over 30 years.)

Fact check: Abundant scientific research shows HIV causes AIDS

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: FDA says Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine causes blood clots.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Causal Link)

Fact Check: FDA Did NOT Report Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Causes Blood Clots’

FALSE Claim via Social media: ‘Global warming’ switched to ‘climate change’ because Earth wasn’t warming.

USA Today rating: False (Climate scientists often prefer the term “climate change” to “global warming” because it encompasses more variations in the climate than just warming, but both terms have been used for decades. The Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate, according to experts.)

Fact check: False claim the term ‘global warming’ was rebranded to ‘climate change’

FALSE (International: South Korea): Photo shows a statue built by South Korean ex-president Moon to “show subservience” to North Korea

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Posts falsely claim South Korean ex-president Moon built statue to show ‘subservience’ to North Korea

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