The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/23/2023

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: FEMA will seize your property if you accept disaster assistance.

KSDK rating: False (FEMA doesn’t have authority to permanently seize property.)

FEMA doesn’t seize homes in exchange for disaster assistance

TRUE Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Mortgage rates are pushing a brutal 7%.”

PolitiFact rating: True (This is accurate. On Aug. 17, after his video was posted, the rate rose again, to 7.09%)

Fact-checking Donald Trump on his economy and Joe Biden’s

Donald Trump Rating

Claim via Social media: Klaus Schwab endorsed using predictive AI in place of elections.

USA Today rating: False (Nope)

No, WEF head did not endorse replacing elections with AI | Fact check

Claim via Social Media: A “secret CDC report” show hundreds of thousands of children “died suddenly” in the United States following the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Lead Stories rating: False (There is no CDC Report that says this.)

Fact Check: NO ‘Secret CDC Report’ Shows Hundreds Of Thousands Of Children ‘Died Suddenly’ Following Rollout Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “A higher percentage of American workers are working today than ever before.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (No specific statistic perfectly matches Biden’s phrasing, but several broad labor market measurements can serve as approximations. In each case, the current statistical level of working Americans trails the record, although two measurements that look only at Americans ages 25 to 54 come close to setting a record.)

Fact-checking Joe Biden on the murky topic of employment statistics

Joe Biden Rating

FALSE (International: Iran): Claim by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: “Today, the IRGC is the largest anti-terrorist organization in the world.” rating: False

Khamenei Falsely Paints Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps As ‘Anti-Terrorist’ Force

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