The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/27/2023

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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FALSE Claim by Scott Walker (R): “Let’s be clear: ‘drag shows’ are strip shows.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Drag shows entail exaggerated costumes and makeup, in which the performers dance and often lip-sync to music. Drag shows do not typically include the removal of clothing.)

No, drag shows are not the same as strip shows

Claim via Social media: Harvard is teaching medical students to treat transgender infants.

USA Today rating: False (Harvard Medical School said its course does not talk about gender identity or sexual orientation regarding infants. Instead, it teaches students about variations in sex development among infants.)

Fact check: Harvard course teaches infant sex development, not gender identity

TRUE Claim by Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R): Did Joe Biden say the pandemic was over in summer 2022?

Newsweek rating: True (On Septermber 28, 2022, Biden said “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lotta work on it. It’s—but the pandemic is over.”

Fact Check: Did Joe Biden Say Pandemic Was Over in Summer 2022?

TRUE Claim by Gavin Newsom (D): “The USA has a gun homicide rate 26 times higher than our peers.”

Politifact rating: True (The U.S. gun homicide rate is 26 times higher compared with 27 high-income countries, a data analysis from a gun advocacy group found.)

Gavin Newsom is mostly right, the US gun homicide rate is 26 times higher than ‘peers’

Claim via Social media: Lauren Boebert has a net worth of over $12 million.

USA Today rating: False (The congresswoman’s net worth is not $12 million. Boebert’s financial disclosures also show assets of 100K.)

.Fact check: False claim Lauren Boebert has net worth over $12 million

FALSE (International: Greece): A volcano in Greece released more CO2 than all of humanity combined.

USA Today rating: False (Humans produce 100 times more than volcanos.)

Fact check: Humans produce 100 times more CO2 than volcanoes

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