The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/16/2023

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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 by Ron DeSantis (R): “We’ve eliminated critical race theory in our K through 12 schools.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Educators, school officials and several Florida public school districts said critical race theory never has been part of Florida’s K-12 curriculums. The theory is more common in higher education, typically in law or graduate school courses.)

DeSantis says he removed critical race theory from K-12 schools, but districts say it wasn’t taught

Claim by Jack Posobiec: Mike Pence admitted he had the authority to overturn the 2020 election results

The Dispatch rating: False (No, Pence said the opposite.)

Fact-Check: Did Mike Pence ‘Accidentally Admit’ He Had the Authority to Overturn the 2020 Election?

Claim via Social Media: Photos show people wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods in the mini-mart owned by someone involved in the Montgomery riverfront brawl.

Politifact rating: False (These photos were taken in 2020 at grocery stores in California and Colorado, not at the store of a man allegedly involved in a recent riverfront brawl in Montgomery, Alabama.)

Photos of hooded shoppers taken in California and Colorado, not Vasser’s Mini-Mart in Selma, Alabama

FALSE Claim by Dr. Peter McCullough: nattokinase an effective treatment for spike protein detox associated with COVID-19 vaccines

Lead Stories rating: False (COVID vaccines are not shown to be toxic, so it is not necessary to “detox” from them. Scientific evidence does not suggest that nattokinase can impact COVID vaccines, infection or the associated spike protein in humans. Of note, Peter Mccullough does sell this supplement…)

Fact Check: Nattokinase NOT A Proven COVID ‘Spike Protein Detox’ NOR Has US Even Set Dosages — It’s A Food Supplement

Claim via Social media: Ghislaine Maxwell’s father owns McGraw Hill textbooks.

USA Today rating: False (He Doesn’t)

No, Ghislaine Maxwell’s father doesn’t own McGraw Hill | Fact check

FALSE (International: Australia): Pfizer employees in Australia received a special batch of imported COVID-19 vaccines that were different from what the public was given.

Lead Stories rating: False (Same Vaccine)

Fact Check: Pfizer Employees In Australia Did NOT Receive Different COVID-19 Vaccines Than Public

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