The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/17/2023

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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TRUE Claim via Social Media: The RICO Act was created to prosecute mobsters.

KTVB rating: True (The RICO Act was created to take down the Mafia and other mobsters.)

RICO Act originally created to take down the Mafia

FALSE Claim by Marjorie Taylor Greene (R): Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Devon Archer, “told us in his transcribed [congressional] interview that he heard Hunter Biden speak to Joe Biden more than 20 times about their business deals.” rating: False (Archer said Joe Biden never discussed any business on those calls, and more often than not did not even know to whom he was speaking. Archer said he had no knowledge that Hunter Biden ever influenced his father to change any policies to further his son’s businesses.)

Republicans Oversell Archer’s Testimony About Hunter and Joe Biden

Claim by Sen. Ron Johnson (R): FDA ‘quietly approved’ ivermectin to treat COVID-19

9News rating: False (The FDA says ivermectin still shouldn’t be used to treat COVID-19.)

Ivermectin is not FDA-approved treatment for COVID-19

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): “So corrupt, Willis got caught hiding a relationship with a gang member she was prosecuting.”

PolitiFact rating: False (No Evidence)

Fact-check: Donald Trump’s misleading attack ad on Fani Willis’ gang member ‘relationship’ and crime

Donald Trump Rating

TRUE Claim via Social Media: The Hamilton County, Indiana chapter of Moms for Liberty shared a quote from Adolf Hitler.

Check Your Fact rating: True (The claim is accurate. The chapter that used the quote removed the message and apologized for its usage.)

FACT CHECK: Did Moms For Liberty Share A Quote From Hitler?

Moms for Liberty Rating

FALSE (International: Philippines): Former Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor Benjamin Diokno, who now serves as finance secretary, is currently the highest-paid government official in the Philippines.

Rappler rating: False

FACT CHECK: Ex-BSP gov Medalla, not Diokno, is highest paid official in 2022

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