The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/08/2023

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 the National Republican Senatorial Committee: “Tammy Baldwin wants to take away” Medicare and Social Security.

Politifact rating: False (Baldwin has supported increasing access and funding for Social Security and Medicare over the years. However, she voted yes on the American Rescue Act, which had the potential to cut Medicare benefits. But, she also co-sponsored a bill that avoided the risk of the cuts.

No, Tammy Baldwin isn’t trying to take away Social Security and Medicare

Claim by COVID-19 shots cause “vaccine-induced AIDS” (VAIDS) and they caused a 500% increase in HIV in the U.S. military during 2021.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Vax-Caused)

Fact Check: COVID Shots Do NOT Cause ‘Vaccine-Induced AIDS,’ Did Not Cause 500% Increase In HIV In US Military

FALSE Claim by Occupy Democrats: “156 congressional Republicans … just voted to RAISE the retirement age to 70” rating: False (Congress has not voted on the proposal.)

Liberal Group’s Meme Mentions Nonexistent GOP Vote to Raise Social Security’s Retirement Age

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Donald Trump Booed During CPAC 2023 Speech?

Newsweek rating: False (Video and tweets from the scene confirm the boos were directed at a protester who attempted to interrupt Trump’s speech at CPAC.)

Fact Check: Was Donald Trump Booed During CPAC 2023 Speech?

Claim by Social media: Edward Snowden exposed HAARP’s ‘global assassination agenda’

USA Today rating: False (The article featured in the video comes from a satirical news website. Snowden has not released any kind of documentation of an assassination agenda associated with the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program, also known as HAARP.)

Fact check: False claim Edward Snowden exposed HAARP ‘assassination agenda’

FALSE (International: India): BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia criticised PM Modi.

The Quint rating: False

Fact-Check: BJP Spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia Didn’t Criticise PM Modi, Viral Video is Clipped

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