The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/28/2023

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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: Tafari Campbell, the Obamas’ personal chef who drowned, tweeted that he had “information that will lead to the arrest of Barack Obama.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Tweet was fabricated: Tafari Campbell, a personal chef to the Obama family, was found dead July 24 after he drowned in a paddleboarding accident in Martha’s Vineyard. He was 45.)

Tafari Campbell: Obamas’ personal chef did not tweet before his death about Barack Obama’s arrest

FALSE Claim by Ron DeSantis (R): Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed during a July 18 interview that he is the only veteran running for president.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Corey Stapleton, who declared his candidacy for the presidency in November 2022, is a U.S. Navy veteran. E.W. Jackson is a Marine Corps veteran.)

FACT CHECK: Is Ron DeSantis The Only Veteran Running For President?

Ron DeSantis Rating

Claim by Story Changes Barack and Michelle Obama WERE on Martha’s Vineyard When Their Private Chef Mysteriously Drowned

Lead Stories rating: False (Massachusetts State Police said in a statement that the former president and his wife were “not present at the residence at the time of the accident,” and that detail has not changed.)

Fact Check: Obamas Did NOT Say They Were ‘On The Property’ On Martha’s Vineyard When Private Chef Drowned

FALSE Claim by Virginia Foxx (R): Immigrants are supposed to “apply for asylum in the country where they are, and then they try to come into the United States.”

Politifact rating: False (Asylum-seekers may only apply if they are physically present in the country. A new Biden administration rule encourages asylum-seekers to apply in other countries before entering the U.S. Those who don’t apply elsewhere are less likely to be considered eligible for asylum, but they’re not breaking the law.)

Foxx gives inaccurate explanation of U.S. asylum process

TRUE Claim via Social Media: U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz’s wife, Ginger Luckey Gaetz, called for a boycott of the “Barbie” film in a tweet on July 18, 2023. rating: True

Did Matt Gaetz’s Wife Call for Boycott of ‘Barbie’ After Watching the Movie?

FALSE (International: Philippines): The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ordered the arrest of Rodrigo Duterte for his role in the Philippines’ war on drugs.

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: ICC did NOT order Duterte’s arrest

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