The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/25/2023

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 Vivek Ramaswamy (R): “The reality is the anti-carbon agenda is the wet blanket on our economy. And so the reality is more people are dying of bad climate change policies than they are of actual climate change.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Lacks evidence)

Fact-check: What Republican candidates got right, wrong in first debate on Fox News

Vivek Ramaswamy Rating

UNSUBSTANTIATED Claim by Will Hurd (R): Former Republican Texas Representative Will Hurd claimed in an August 13 interview that 141 people drowned in the Rio Grande river in 2022.

Check Your Fact rating: Unsubstantiated (There’s not enough evidence to establish this claim as true or false.)

FACT CHECK: Will Hurd Claims 141 People Drowned In The Rio Grande In 2022

Will Hurd Rating

Corrected on 8/25/2023 from Blatant Lie to Unsubstantiated due to a lack of evidence to substantiate the claim.

Claim by Tim Scott (R): “Parents who show up at school board meetings, they’re called, under this DOJ, they’re called domestic terrorists.”

PolitiFact rating: False (No Evidence)

Fact-check: What Republican candidates got right, wrong in first debate on Fox News

Tim Scott Rating

Claim via Social media: The federal government has declared food emergencies in at least six states.

USA Today rating: False (The federal government has made no such declarations. The video appears to be confusing a grazing and haying emergency in parts of some states with a food shortage.)

States face grazing emergency, not food shortage | Fact check

Claim by Nikki Haley (R): “Donald Trump added $8 trillion to our debt.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (One measure is publicly held debt. During Trump’s four years in office, debt held by the public rose by $7.2 trillion. The other measure is to take publicly held debt and add to it the borrowing between one part of the government and another. This is known as gross federal debt, and it increased by $7.8 trillion during Trump’s presidency.)

Fact-check: What Republican candidates got right, wrong in first debate on Fox News

Nikki Haley Rating

FALSE (International: Nigeria): “Nigeria has the highest unemployment rate in the world.”

Africa Check rating: Incorrect

Does Nigeria have world’s highest unemployment rate? Several newspapers quote unreliable social media source

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