The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/26/2023

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: Former President Donald Trump recently dispatched troops to the border.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Donald Trump is not President and therefore does not have this authority.)

Old headlines about former President Donald Trump and migrants recycled as breaking news

TRUE Claim by Ron DeSantis (R): Purports the Department of Defense pays for troops’ abortions.

Check Your Fact rating: True (An October 2022 memo from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) indicates the DOD can pay for troops and their dependents to receive abortions the DOD cannot perform.)

FACT CHECK: Does The Department Of Defense Pay For Abortions?

Ron DeSantis Rating

Claim by Jon Cooper: Did Biden and Obama wear pink Suits for Barbie promo?

Newsweek rating: False (AI-Generated)

Fact Check: Did Biden and Obama wear pink suits for Barbie promo?

Claim via Social Media: In July 2023, CMT reinstated Jason Aldean’s controversial music video for “Try That In a Small Town” and fired the program director responsible for the take-down.

Snopes rating: False (Labeled Satire)

No, CMT Didn’t Reinstate Jason Aldean’s ‘Try That In a Small Town’ Video

Claim by Kamala Harris (D): Florida “decided middle school students will be taught that enslaved people benefited from slavery.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (In a section about the duties and trades performed by enslaved people, the state adopted a clarification that said “instruction includes how slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit.” Experts on Black history said that such language is factually misleading and offensive.)

Do Florida school standards say ‘enslaved people benefited from slavery,’ as Kamala Harris said?

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by Heritage Party Leader David Kurten: The Amish do not use GMO crops.

Full Fact rating: False (Significant numbers of Amish farmers use GMO seeds.)

Amish people do get vaccinated – Full Fact

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