The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/14/2023

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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: U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said, “How can the Titanic submersible run out of air if you breathe both in and out? I feel like this is more fake news BS.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (This quote originated on a parody Twitter account. We found no evidence that U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., said such a thing.)

Take a breath: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene didn’t say this about the Titan submersible

Claim via Social Media: The U.S. government approved the sale of “lab-grown” meat “without any labeling.”

Lead Stories rating: False (Label Required)

Fact Check: US Government Does NOT Approve Sale Of ‘Lab-Grown’ Meat ‘Without Any Labeling’ — Labels Will Say ‘Cell-Cultivated’

FALSE Claim by Fox News: Gender Queer on NEA Summer Reading List for Kids.

Politifact rating: False (The National Education Association, a teachers union, recommended it to EDUCATORS and not students as summer reading.)

‘Gender Queer’ was on the NEA’s recommended reading list for educators, not students

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MISLEADING Claim by Retired Nurse John Campbell: Danish researchers show high rates of side effects from Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, indicating problems with safety

Health Feedback rating: Misleading (The claim is based on a research letter analyzing the number of suspected adverse events associated with different batches of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. However, the letter didn’t compare the rate of adverse events to the expected baseline rate, making it impossible to conclude that vaccination increases the risk.)

Analysis of adverse event variation between Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine batches doesn’t indicate safety problems, contrary to claim by John Campbell

FALSE Claim by MAGA Inc.: Make America Great Again (MAGA) Inc. released an ad claiming Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed a 23% tax to replace former President Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts and Job Act and voted against funding for the border wall.

Check Your Fact rating: False (DeSantis did not advocate for the national sales tax to replace the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. DeSantis also voted for the the legislation. While he voted against the bill mentioned in the ad, DeSantis voted for another bill that would provide $38 billion for border security and authorized the building of a border wall.)

FACT CHECK: MAGA Inc. Ad Misleads On Ron DeSantis’s Stance On Tax Cuts And Border Wall

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): NHS halted all COVID-19 vaccinations in Europe as of June 30, 2023

USA Today rating: False (Nope)

No, UK’s health agency hasn’t stopped COVID-19 vaccines in Europe | Fact check

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