The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/27/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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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Claim by Mike Pence (R): In four short years, we rebuilt our military.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Most weapons and infrastructure remained the same as before Trump took office.)

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

Mike Pence Rating

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s weight is 215 pounds, the same weight listed for former U.S. President Donald Trump in his post-indictment Fulton County booking record. rating: True 

Do Lamar Jackson and Trump Weigh the Same According to Trump’s Fulton County Booking Record?

FALSE Claim by Newsmax, David Harris Jr.: Higher COVID-19 vaccination rates in White people are related to higher COVID-19 death rates

Health Feedback rating: Misleading (Multiple scientific studies and population-level analyses have established that vaccinated people are less likely to die from COVID-19 compared to unvaccinated people.)

Misleading Instagram posts use news headlines out of context to imply COVID-19 vaccines increase COVID-19 mortality risk

Newsmax Rating, David Harris Jr. Rating

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: “They are throwing [Ukrainian soldiers] on our minefields, under our artillery fire, acting as if they are not their own citizens at all. It is astonishing.” rating: False

Putin is Wrong. Ukraine is Not Treating its Soldiers as Cannon Fodder

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