The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/02/2023

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 Rick Scott (R): Same-day voter registration “does not allow election officials to verify the validity and accuracy of voter information.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Twenty-two states and Washington, D.C., allow residents to register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day. Some of these state policies stretch back to the 1970s. Election officials take multiple steps to verify applications, including reviewing identity and residency documentation.)

Rick Scott wrongly said election officials can’t verify voters who use Election Day registration

Claim via Social Media: KitchenAid mixer attachments are being recalled because of lead. rating: False (There is no recall on KitchenAid products, Whirlpool confirmed.)

KitchenAid not recalling mixer attachments due to lead

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “BREAKING GOP approves resolution to expel Omar from Congress! It’s over for her!”

PolitiFact rating: False (The Alabama Republican Party State Executive Committee passed a resolution in 2019 urging its representatives in the U.S. House to expel U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from Congress. Nothing happened.)

No, House Republicans aren’t trying to expel U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar from Congress

TRUE Claim via Social Media: As of January 2023, OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology declined to write a poem admiring Donald Trump, but successfully drafted one for Joe Biden. rating: True

ChatGPT Declines Request for Poem Admiring Trump, But Biden Query Is Successful

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “The World Health Organization has been working since 1974 on vaccines to create permanent sterility.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Contraception)

WHO vaccine research aimed for contraception, not sterilization

FALSE (International: Australia): The US government has admitted 5G radiation causes COVID-19.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The studies cited as evidence do not claim to have found a link between 5G and COVID.)

‘Bombshell’ 5G COVID studies tank upon closer inspection

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