The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/10/2023

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 by The Family Institute of Connecticut: A Connecticut bill protects pedophiles.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (Does not mention pedophiles.)

Anti-LGBTQ disinformation targets Connecticut bill

Claim via Social Media: Photo of woman in Team Trump attire is Aileen Cannon, the Trump-appointed judge presiding over the classified documents case.

PolitiFact rating: False (This image is not of U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon. It was taken at a September 2022 speech former President Donald Trump made in Pennsylvania to endorse local candidates. The photo is one of many that showed people who attended the event.)

Aileen Cannon, the Trump-appointed judge in the documents case, wasn’t pictured in a Team Trump hat

Claim via Social Media: KitchenAid has stopped offering its famous stand mixers and other familiar appliances at Target stores following backlash over the retailer’s support of the LGBTQ+ community.

AP News rating: False (Not just nonsense, but satire shared by the gullible.)

Article claiming KitchenAid has pulled items from Target shelves is satire

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Actor Mark Wahlberg made remarks about the 2023 child sex-trafficking film “Sound of Freedom,” saying of Hollywood that “enough is enough.”

Snopes rating: False (No evidence he said it)

Did Mark Wahlberg Comment About ‘Sound of Freedom’ and Hollywood, Saying ‘Enough Is Enough’?

Claim by Michigan State Police found “tens of thousands of fake registrations” in an October 2020 voter fraud investigation.

Lead Stories rating: False (Made up: The assertion made in the headline of the article making the claim is not supported in the body of the story nor in the police report it’s based on.)

Fact Check: Michigan Police Did NOT Find ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Of Fake Voter Registration Applications

Gateway Pundit Rating

FALSE (International: Australia): Aboriginal sovereignty is written into the Australian Constitution.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The constitution does not mention Aboriginal sovereignty or imply it in any way.)

No, Aboriginal sovereignty is not written into the constitution

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