The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/15/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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Claim by Donald Trump (R): “The two Democrat Senators in Delaware, they got to choose and/or approve” David Weiss as U.S. Attorney for Delaware. rating: Mostly False (Weiss is a registered Republican who was ultimately nominated by Trump and approved unanimously by Democrats and Republicans alike in a voice vote.

Trump Appointed Weiss with Democrats’ Blessing

Claim via Social media: WHO admitted fully vaccinated mothers are having babies with heart defects.

USA Today rating: False (There was an increase in myocarditis cases, but the World Health Organization linked this to enterovirus infections, not COVID-19 vaccination. The organization’s statement doesn’t mention vaccines or COVID-19.)

Article falsely claims WHO linked myocarditis to vaccine | Fact check

Claim by Joe Biden (D): President Joe Biden claimed in a Tuesday speech that U.S. production of the world’s microchips fell from 40% to 10%.

Check Your Fact rating: Mostly True (U.S. production of the world’s microchips has fallen from 37% in 1990 to 12% in 2020, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.)

FACT CHECK: Joe Biden Claims U.S. Went From Producing 40% Of World’s Microchips To 10%

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by The Guardian: There has been an annual £40 billion tax drop because of Brexit.

Full Fact rating: False (This figure is based on a counterfactual estimate of the extra amount of tax revenue that might have been generated annually had the UK not voted to leave the EU. The actual amount of tax revenue generated in the UK has increased.)

The UK’s tax revenue isn’t £40 billion less than it used to be “because of Brexit”. – Full Fact

The Guardian Rating

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/15/2023 (Weekend Edition)"

  1. Pedro Martinez | July 15, 2023 at 2:58 pm |

    You folks are way too biased to be trusted. I am no longer using you and am advising others not to.


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