The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/12/2023

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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

Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

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Claim by Joe Biden (D): Studies show that children who go to preschool “increase by nearly 50 percent the likelihood that they’ll finish high school and go on to earn a two- or four-year degree, no matter what their background is.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (A 2018 study of the Chicago Child-Parent Centers program by three researchers affiliated with the University of Minnesota supports Biden’s assertion.)

Fact-checking 6 claims in Joe Biden’s budget speech on the economy, taxes and Medicare

Claim by Viral Image: Merrick Garland announces DOJ will investigate people chanting F Biden

Check Your Fact rating: False (Originated as satire and shared by the gullible.)

FACT CHECK: Is The Attorney General Investigating Biden Protestors?

Claim by Dilbert creator Scott Adams: The 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was “an American intel op against Trump.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (The Unite the Right rally was real, and not staged. It was organized and attended by members of the alt-right and white supremacists who protested against city measures to rename a park in Charlottesville, Virginia, and remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Neo-Nazi and alt-right protesters who were at that rally, including Jan. 6, 2021, defendant Timothy Gionet and alt-right leader Nick Fuentes, have since shared their pro-Trump political affiliations. The Justice Department under then-President Donald Trump launched a civil rights investigation into the matter. Trump at the time said he would hold “fully accountable” anyone who “acted criminally.”)

Unite the Right rally was real, not a staged ‘intel op’

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Evidence gathered via Freedom of Information Act requests show a dozen calls between the cellphone of Arizona Trump supporter Ray Epps and the office of then-U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the week before the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. rating: False (No actual evidence, in the form of FOIA documents or otherwise, has ever been put forward to support the claim that Pelosi and Epps had any kind of contact.)

Did Pelosi Speak to Tump Supporter Ray Epps by Phone Before Jan. 6 Capitol Riot?

Claim by Tucker Carlson: On Jan.6, 2021, “Federal agents encouraged the violence that day. … That obviously happened.” rating: False (There’s no evidence to support this long-running conspiracy theory. Carlson didn’t offer any new evidence to support it, either.)

Explaining the Missing Context of Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 Presentation

Tucker Carlson Rating

FALSE (International: Philippines): The Heinous Crimes Court in the Philippines issued a warrant for Bill Gates’ arrest for premeditated murder linked to vaccine roll out. rating: False

Posts Fabricate Charge Against Bill Gates in Philippines

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