The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/04/2023

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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Claim via Social Media: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is “facing 40 years in prison and deportation after seven new crimes uncovered.”

Politifact rating: False (This old claim originated from the disgraced Gateway Pundit in 2019. Omar, a former refugee of Somali descent who is a naturalized U.S. citizen, is not facing criminal charges.)

Resurfaced claim remains false: There’s no evidence Ilhan Omar faces criminal charges and prison

Claim via Social Media: Are Republicans making Jamie Raskin remove cap during chemo?

Newsweek rating: False (House Republicans are not making Raskin remove a cap he is wearing as he undergoes chemotherapy. Raskin’s office has confirmed that the congressman was speaking “lightheartedly” and “has received nothing but support and encouragement from all of his colleagues and leaders on both sides of the aisle.”)

Fact Check: Are Republicans Making Jamie Raskin Remove Cap During Chemo?

FALSE Claim by Peggy Hubbard (R): “More classified documents (were) found at the University of Delaware,” the “equivalent of a tractor trailer worth.”

PolitiFact rating: False (There have been no news or government reports that any classified documents were found at the University of Delaware.)

Was “a tractor trailer worth” of classified documents found at the University of Delaware?

FALSE Claim by Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.): Democrats cut $280 billion from Medicare. rating: False (Democrats did not cut $280 billion from Medicare. It is cost savings.)

Democrats didn’t cut Medicare by $280 billion |

FALSE Claim via Social Media: President Joe Biden signed an executive order “making health insurance free for qualifying Americans.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The executive order this post cites was signed by President Joe Biden in 2021, and it doesn’t provide free health care for Americans.)

Empty promise on Facebook dangles free health care. It isn’t true

FALSE (International: Nigeria): Nigeria separatists shoot down a helicopter.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Photo shows helicopter damaged in Texas, not shot down in Nigeria

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