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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: “Miss USA boycotts Miss Universe pageant: ‘I’m not competing against a man.’”
PolitiFact rating: False (This claim originated on a self-described satire site.)
|Claim by thedailybeast.com: Are images used by the Daily Mail that appear to have been leaked from the “Snow White” set inauthentic?
Lead Stories rating: Mostly False (Real. The Daily Beast article that declared Disney described photos as “fake” was updated to include new comments from the entertainment company reversing its earlier statement and clarifying that the photos with the Daily Mail’s report were only “unofficial.”
|FALSE||Claim by David Wolfe: “Stop getting mammograms immediately as they are outdated and dangerous!” Thermography “is a safer way to test for breast cancer!”
PolitiFact rating: False (Experts and organizations including The American Cancer Society, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend mammograms to screen for breast cancer.)
|Claim via Social Media: Masonic Lodges are injecting children with “‘free child identification chips’ to ‘help combat abduction,'” while also collecting their DNA.
Lead Stories rating: False (No chips or DNA collected.)
|TRUE||Claim by Doug Burgum (R): Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said during a July 9 interview that there were 110,000 overdose deaths in 2022.
Check Your Fact rating: True (There were an estimated 109,680 overdose deaths in 2022, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.)
|FALSE||(International: Philippines): The Department of Energy has approved the energy-saving devices “Smart Power Energy Saver” , “Electricity saving box” , “ElecTrick” and news organizations have acknowledged the devices’ effectiveness
VERA Files rating: Fake
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