The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/26/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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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): “In Florida, we eliminated critical race theory from our K through 12 schools.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Educators, school officials and several Florida public school districts told us that CRT has never been part of the state curriculum.)

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

Ron DeSantis Rating

TRUE Claim by Chris Christie (R): Did Donald Trump call to suspend the Constitution?

Newsweek rating: True (In December 2022, while continuing to push the false claim that he lost the 2020 election due to widespread voter fraud, Trump suggested the “termination of all rules…even those found in the Constitution” was merited.)

Fact Check: Did Donald Trump call to suspend the Con

Chris Christie Rating

Claim by Vivek Ramaswamy (R): “The reality is more people are dying of bad climate change policies than they are of actual climate change.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Worldwide, extreme weather disasters made worse by climate change caused more than 2 million deaths between 1970 and 2021, the World Meteorological Organization said. Because of better warning systems, death rates from weather disasters have declined over the past 50 years. Some climate change skeptics have misconstrued this as evidence against climate change.)

More deaths from climate policies than climate change? Scientists say Ramaswamy’s claim is baseless

Vivek Ramaswamy Rating

FALSE (International: Australia): The term global warming was changed to climate change because the earth wasn’t warming as predicted.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Global warming is still used to describe a warming planet and was never interchangeable with climate change. The earth has warmed, as predicted.)

Mish-mash of misinformation gives climate change a bad name

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