The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/10/2023

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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 via Social Media: A viral photo showing a large migrant caravan heading toward the United States.

The Dispatch Rating: False (The Honduran Caravan photo is from 2018.)

Fact Check: Old Migrant Caravan Photo Circulating on Social Media

Claim by Rep. Ro Khanna (D): When Donald Trump was president, “I disagreed with a lot of his policies, but I voted to raise the debt ceiling. I voted to pay our bills.” rating: Misleading (Voted against it once and for it twice.)

Khanna Voted For – and Against – Raising Debt Limit During Trump Era

Claim by Viral Image: An image shared on Twitter claims to show anti-Trump signs as former President Donald Trump visits Scotland.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Images are from 2016)

FACT CHECK: Image Showing Anti-Trump Sign Is Not From 2023

Claim by Bannon’s War Room: Fauci, DOD and CDC funded deadly pathogen research at Sudan lab

PolitiFact rating: False (The U.S. did not support deadly pathogen research at a lab under siege in Sudan. U.S. agencies have supported public health efforts in South Sudan who gained independence in 2011, including lab infrastructure and staffing.)

Bannon’s ‘War Room’ mixes up labs in Sudan and South Sudan

Claim via Social media: Spotify offered Tucker Carlson $129 million to host his own podcast

USA Today rating: False (Originated as satire)

Tucker Carlson, Spotify deal claim started as satire | Fact check

FALSE (International: Australia): No new banknotes have been printed in Australia or the US since 2018.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Reserve banks in Australia and the US have printed billions of new banknotes since 2018.)

Billions of reasons bonkers banknote claim is wrong

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