The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/03/2023

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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MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Ron DeSantis (R): Donald Trump is an “affirmative action advocate.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (In a 2015 interview, before he was president, Donald Trump said he was “fine” with affirmative action. However, Trump applauded the Supreme Court ruling June 29 in a Truth Social post.)

Trump was ‘fine with affirmative action’ in 2015 interview, but has worked against it since

Ron DeSantis Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Ocasio-Cortez faces jail time for campaign finance violations.

USA Today rating: False (The campaign finance complaint in question was filed against Ocasio-Cortez by a conservative watchdog group in 2019 and was later dismissed.)

No, AOC isn’t facing jail for campaign finance violations | Fact check

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Twitter account under the name of Erica Marsh is run by someone with that name who identifies themself as a “Proud Democrat: Former Field Organizer to elect President Biden. Volunteer for the Obama Foundation.”

Lead Stories rating: False (Appears to be fake)

Fact Check: NO Evidence Former Biden Campaign

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The Great Reset, the WEF, the UN and Agenda 21/2030 advocate for the end of national sovereignty, universal basic income, a world social credit system, ending of privately owned property and confining people to 15 minute cities, amongst other things.

Full Fact rating: False (Although the WEF has published articles on some of these topics, it is not planning for them and although influential, it has no authority to enact any of these policies. There’s no evidence the UN advocates for these policies either and they aren’t mentioned in Agendas 21 or 2030.)

The World Economic Forum isn’t planning the ‘end of national sovereignty’ – Full Fact

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Wuhan Lab Leak Theory CONFIRMED.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (No evidence)

No ‘Bombshell’ On COVID-19 Origins, U.S. Intelligence Rebuts Claims About ‘Sick’ Lab Workers

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Dmitry Peskov: The Russian Federation does not strike at civilian infrastructure. The strikes are at objects that are in one way or another connected with the military infrastructure.

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Kremlin Lies About Deadly Missile Attack on Kramatorsk Restaurant

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