The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/12/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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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TRUE Claim via Social Media: EG.5 is the most prevalent COVID strain as of August 2023.

KHOU rating: True (EG.5 is the most prevalent COVID strain in the U.S. as of Aug. 2023.)

What to know about EG.5 ‘Eris’ COVID-19 subvariant

Claim via Social Media: “WEF chairman Klaus Schwab openly calls for AI technology to replace Democratic elections!”

Politifact rating: False (He never said that.)

World Economic Forum’s Klaus Schwab didn’t call for AI to replace elections

FALSE Claim via Social media: Group with ties to Mark Zuckerberg has taken control of the 2024 election.

USA Today rating: False (There is no evidence the nonprofit has taken control of the election process in the county.)

False claim nonprofit group has control of elections | Fact check

FALSE (International: Thailand): Thai protest leader is taken away by police after organizing 2023 protests

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Old videos, photos falsely linked to arrest of Thai activist

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