The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/11/2023

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 via Social Media: “Bibles banned in California moves one step closer to evil reality.”

PolitiFact rating: False (A 2018 California bill, which did not become law, would not have banned the Bible.)

Recirculated video recycles false claim that California moved to outlaw the Bible

Claim via Social media: Bill Gates released genetically modified mosquitos in the US.

USA Today rating: False (While the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided funding to the company Oxitec for “mosquito field trials” in September 2020, none of those funds were used to release genetically modified mosquitoes in the U.S.)

Gates donations used for mosquito research outside US | Fact check

Claim via Social Media: World Economic Forum “calls for AI to rewrite Bible, create ‘religions that are actually correct’”

PolitiFact rating: False (Articles and social media posts misconstrued remarks Yuval Noah Harari, a Hebrew University of Jerusalem history professor, made about artificial intelligence during a recent interview. Harari does not hold a leadership position at the World Economic Forum, and his comments on AI were not made at a WEF event.)

No, the World Economic Forum isn’t advocating for AI to rewrite the Bible

MISLEADING Claim via Social Media: Trump’s children forced to attend class, barred from operating a charity.

USA Today rating: Misleading (It is true that Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. were forced to attend a court-mandated class as part of an agreement to resolve the lawsuit. However, they weren’t forbidden from operating a charity as the post claims.)

Post distorts 2018 lawsuit involving Trump family | Fact check

Claim via Viral Image: A picture showing two children walking in public past four naked men standing next to bikes was captured at a Pride-themed event in June 2023. rating: False (It is a photo from a London Bike event and not related to Pride.)

Photo of Children Walking Past Naked Men Is from 2017 London Bike Event, Not Pride

FALSE (International: France): Protestors in France have released animals from the zoo.

PolitiFact rating: False (Many of the video clips in these claims are old or from other countries.)

Lions, tigers and bears on the streets of Paris? No, zoo animals haven’t been released amid riots

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