The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 01/31/2023

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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TRUE Claim via Social Media: Film actor and activist Jane Fonda said, “There’d be no climate crisis if it wasn’t for racism.”

Snopes rating: Correct Attribution

Did Jane Fonda Say, ‘There’d Be No Climate Crisis if It Wasn’t for Racism’?

Claim via Social Media: “MRNA vaccines are being injected into our food supply.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Impossible crackpottery)

No, mRNA vaccines aren’t widely used in livestock and can’t get into the food supply

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Jacksonville megachurch to potentially revoke membership based on sexuality.

First Coast News rating: True (The First Baptist Church in downtown Jacksonville recently asked its members to sign a statement confirming they only believe in “biblical sexuality” or risk an “interruption” with their membership.)

Jacksonville megachurch can revoke membership based on sexuality

FALSE Claim by Kanye West: It’s illegal to collect rainwater in the U.S. rating: False (There are no federal laws making it illegal to collect rainwater; however, local governments can make such restrictions.)

Is it illegal to collect rainwater in America?

FALSE Claim by Scott Perry (R): “Parents that go to school board meetings” and question the curriculum are being “flagged by the Department of Justice and the FBI for attending a meeting.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The memo focused on tracking criminal conduct, not parents’ views about school curriculum.)

FBI, DOJ tagged threats against school officials, not parents for attending school board meetings

FALSE (International: Australia): Australian government issues up to $30,000 grant for Australians.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Scam posts target Australians with fake financial aid offer

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