The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/26/2023

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Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other

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FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): On what South Korea pays the U.S. to maintain American military bases there: “I had a deal for full payment to us, $Billions, and Biden gave it away.” rating: False (Trump never got it done. When he was president, Trump sought billions of dollars more from South Korea, but negotiations stalled in 2020 and an agreement was never reached. Soon after being elected, President Joe Biden inked a new five-year deal in which South Korea agreed to increase its cost-sharing payment by 13.9% in 2021.

Trump’s False Claim About Defense ‘Deal’ with South Korea

Claim via Social Media: A 19-year-old girl in Texas has been sentenced to 96 years in prison after Police found out she traveled across state lines to get an abortion

Lead Stories rating: False (Orgininated as satire and shared by some on the left.)

Fact Check: ’19-Year-Old Girl In Texas’ NOT Sentenced To ’96 Years In Prison’ After Abortion

FALSE Claim by Viral image: “Every single one” of former President Barack Obama’s Medal of Freedom recipients in this video “was on Epstein’s flight logs.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Among the eight Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients featured in this video, only one person appeared in Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs: Bill Gates.)

Did these Medal of Freedom recipients fly on Jeffrey Epstein’s plane? Not according to flight logs

Claim by Occupy Democrats: Carter sold peanut farm before presidency, Trump biz made $2.4B during his.

USA Today rating: Mostly False (Carter put his peanut farm into a blind trust during the presidency – he didn’t sell it. A blind trusts allow someone to retain ownership of an asset while transferring management to another person or institution. Forbes reported in 2021 that former President Donald Trump’s business made $2.4 billion in revenue during his presidency. 

Fact check: Jimmy Carter put his peanut farm into a blind trust during presidency

Occupy Democrats Rating

Claim via Social Media: Audio is a “record of Biden trying to cover up his stolen documents crime.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Not Real)

Purported voicemail from President Joe Biden about government records isn’t authentic

(International: France): A video shared on Facebook claims to show a black refugee attacking a priest in France.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The video shows a mentally ill man in Guyana, not France. There is no evidence he is a refugee.)

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show A Black Refugee Attacking A Priest In France?

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