The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/16/2023

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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MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: The cost of eggs has gone up 700%.

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Eggs have gone up the most, but only 60%)

Eggflation? Social media post scrambles the facts on high egg prices

TRUE Claim via Social Media: A sitting member of Congress can be removed from office.

VERIFYThis.com rating: True (Yes, a sitting member of Congress can be removed with a vote.)

Congress members, including Santos, can be removed from office

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Infowars: COVID Depopulation Kill Plan Admitted by CDC as VAERS Data Released

Lead Stories rating: False (No Admission, not happening)

Fact Check: CDC Did NOT Admit COVID-19 Vaccines Are A ‘Depopulation Kill Plan’

Infowars Rating

FALSE Claim by Ronny Jackson (R): “Biden and Democrats want to BAN gas stoves in EVERY home!”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Has nothing to do with Biden or Democrats. The agency’s chair, Alexander Hoehn-Saric, issued a statement saying the CPSC “is actively engaged in strengthening voluntary safety standards for gas stoves.” “To be clear, I am not looking to ban gas stoves and the CPSC has no proceeding to do so.” The same day, a White House spokesman said, “The President does not support banning gas stoves – and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is independent, is not banning gas stoves.”

Hot Air Over Gas Stoves

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Arizona Republicans were trying to cancel “Mrs. Doubtfire.”

Snopes rating: False (not included in the bill.)

Did Arizona Republicans Try to Cancel ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’?

FALSE (International: India): A picture shows Rohit Sharma after he recently donated blood to injured Rishabh Pant.

The Quint rating: False

Old Picture of Rohit Sharma Falsely Shared as Him Donating Blood to Rishabh Pant

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