The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/24/2023

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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Claim via Social Media: Under the “2023 Solar Incentive Program,” U.S. homeowners can “now qualify to get a full, state-of-the-art solar system at absolutely no cost from the government.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Scam)

There’s no free solar: Program promising free panels is a scam

TRUE Claim by Dan Sullivan (R): ‘Republican Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan claimed in a July 16 interview that only 7 out of the 31 countries in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) spend 2 percent or more of their gross domestic product (GDP) on defense’

Check Your Fact rating: True (7 NATO members met the 2% GDP target in 2022, according to NATO. This number is expected to rise to 11 in 2023.)

FACT CHECK: Do Only Seven NATO Countries Spend 2 Percent Of Their GDP On Defense?

FALSE Claim by Marsha Blackburn (R): A newly declassified FBI document proves that Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden each received $5 million in bribes from Burisma Founder Mykola Zlochevsky.

Snopes rating: False (No Evidence – Nothing that has not been previously reported is contained within the newly released FD-1023 form detailing communications between an FBI informant and the founder and owner of Burisma.)

Does Newly Released ‘FD-1023’ Document Prove Burisma CEO Gave Two $5M Bribes to Bidens?

Claim by Barack Obama Says Pedophiles Deserve Same Rights as 2SLGBTQI

Lead Stories rating: False (Made-up fake news)

Fact Check: Obama Did NOT Say Pedophiles Deserve ‘Same Rights’ as 2SLGBTQI+

The People’s Voice Rating

FALSE Claim by The Florida Standard: “New Study Links Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine to ‘Turbo Cancer’”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (The claim is based on the occurrence of cancer in one mouse out of 14. This mouse had already shown signs of illness even before receiving the vaccine, suggesting the cancer could have well been present before the vaccine was administered. No other mice in the study were found to have cancer.)

Claim that a mouse study shows COVID-19 vaccine causes “turbo cancer” distorts study findings

Florida Standard Rating

FALSE (International: Philippines): The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) posted a link to an online registration form offering unemployment financial assistance.

Rappler rating: False

FACT CHECK: No online link for unemployment financial aid – DSWD

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