The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/03/2023

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: Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted about a need for Civil War II.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Fake)

FACT CHECK: Did Marjorie Taylor Greene Call For Civil War?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: President Joe Biden just revoked the 250 million United Negro College fund that Trump pledged to give historical black colleges for the next 10 years. rating: False (The Biden administration has awarded billions in funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including more than $2.7 billion provided in the American Rescue Plan.)

Post Retreads False Claim About Biden’s Funding for Historically Black Colleges

FALSE Claim by Vivek Ramaswamy (R): Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy claimed in a July 12 interview that he voted for the first time in 2020.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Ramaswamy voted in 2004 for the Libertarian Party presidential nominee. He did not vote again until 2020, according to state records.)

FACT CHECK: Did Vivek Ramaswamy Vote For The First Time In 2020?

Vivek Ramaswamy Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: There was a recent attempt to assassinate Donald Trump in Reno, Nevada.

PolitiFact rating: False (Video is from 2016.)

Social media post misleadingly presents old news as a recent attempt to assassinate Donald Trump

FALSE Claim by Clayton Morris, Natali Morris: Bill Gates and health agencies are staging a new pandemic specifically targeting children; it might already be here according to the WHO or the UK government

Health Feedback rating: False (The video presented several public statements, events, and media headlines as evidence of a conspiracy by officials to stage a new pandemic caused by avian flu, such as avian flu monitoring reports in the U.K. and a fictitious virus used in an emergency simulation exercise. However, these sources are all unrelated to each other and several don’t even mention avian flu at all.)

No imminent avian flu pandemic is being staged by Bill Gates or the WHO; claim by Redacted YouTube channel misrepresented sources

Redacted Rating

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): In the UK you are exempt from paying stamp duty when you purchase a property if you follow sharia law.

Full Fact rating: False (Stamp duty still has to be paid on liable properties with a sharia-compliant mortgage. Rules were changed in 2003 to mean it’s only paid once with these types of house-buying products instead of twice.)

Having a sharia-compliant mortgage doesn’t mean stamp duty isn’t paid – Full Fact

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