The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/17/2023

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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: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ high school yearbook reads, “My Mount Rushmore is Jesus, Sir-Mixes-a-Lot, and Nintendo 64.” rating: False (Fake)

Social Media Posts Fabricate DeSantis High School Yearbook Quote

Claim by QAnon influencer Liz Crokin: The late JPMorgan director had info on Hunter & Joe Biden.

Newsweek rating: False (There is absolutely no evidence to support this claim. Blog posts that may have been the source of this fabricated allegation have not substantiated their claims either.)

Fact Check: Did late JPMorgan director have info on Hunter & Joe Biden?

FALSE Claim via Social Media Video: Video of Hunter Biden at the White House was taken on the “same day they found cocaine.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Not on the same day.)

Fourth of July video featuring Hunter Biden wasn’t taken same day cocaine discovered at White House

MISLEADING Claim via Social Media: On July 5, 2023, Pope Francis met with Bill Clinton and George Soros’ son Alexander Soros. rating: Mostly True (This is misleading as Alexander Soros was part of Clinton’s delegation; however, there is no evidence that he and the Pope met privately.)

Did Pope Francis Meet With Bill Clinton and Alexander Soros?

FALSE Claim via Social media: GA is Democrats’ test site for 2024 ‘private takeover of election offices’

USA Today rating: False (A nonprofit group awarded DeKalb County, Georgia, a $2 million grant to fund election infrastructure needs. But county officials and experts said this grant does not amount to a takeover of election offices by any one party, and that the money is to be used in a nonpartisan way. All decision-making tied to elections remains in the hands of public officials.)

No, Democrats are not taking over election offices in Georgia | Fact check

(International: Kenya): Claim by William Ruto: “Seven million Kenyans live in slums.”

Africa Check rating: Mostly Correct

Kenya at 60: Fact-checking six claims by president William Ruto, including on election results and jobs

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