The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/04/2023

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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FALSE Claim via Social Media: “The government just stated under oath that they are in possession of UFOs and nonhuman alien bodies.”

PolitiFact rating: False (No Evidence Presented: A Defense Department spokesperson said the department has no “verifiable information to substantiate claims that any programs regarding the possession or reverse-engineering of extraterrestrial materials have existed in the past or exist currently.”)

Truth hurts: Fact-checking Lizzo’s incorrect claim about US House’s hearing on UFOs, aliens

FALSE Claim by Slay News: “1,884 Athlete Cardiac Arrests” and 1,310 deaths between January 2021 and July 2023 proves a connection between these mishaps and the COVID-19 vaccine.

Lead Stories rating: False (No connection is made between COVID vaccination and the medical events that led to them being put on the list.)

Fact Check: NO Proven Link Between ‘Athlete Cardiac Arrests’ And COVID-19 Vaccine — Many Non-Cardiac, Non-Vaccine-Related Cases Cited In Goodsciencing List

Slay News Rating

BLATANT LIE Claim by David Icke: Pfizer documents confirm that mRNA COVID-19 vaccinations contain graphene oxide

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (No it doesn’t. The document discusses research procedures used in testing the vaccine, rather than the manufacture of the actual vaccine.)

Pfizer documents misrepresented to spread the false claim that the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine contains graphene oxide

David Icke Rating

Claim by Chris Coons (D): “Consumer confidence is the highest it’s been in years.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (There are two major surveys of consumer confidence, and one of them — produced by the Conference Board — shows the highest confidence levels in just two years. The other major survey, produced by the University of Michigan, shows confidence near historical lows.)

How strong is consumer confidence under Joe Biden?

FALSE Claim by Stuart Varney: Fox Business host Stuart Varney claims former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is the only Republican candidate with a China policy.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Several other candidates have laid out China policy.)

FACT CHECK: Is Nikki Haley The Only Republican Candidate With A China Plan?

FALSE (International: Philippines): Filipinos will start receiving their state pension at 40 years old.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Posts misinterpret proposed reforms to Philippine military pension

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