The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/28/2023

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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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FALSE Claim by “The records show [Dr. Francis] Collins and [Dr. Anthony] Fauci got 58 royalty payments for allowing companies to use their COVID-19 vaccines.” rating: False (Documents show that Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins received 58 royalty payments from 2010 to 2021 for their research. Only three of the payments came in 2020 or 2021.)

Conservative Posts Misrepresent Royalty Payments to Fauci and Collins

Townhall Rating

Claim via Social media: Fox News reported CA governor sought to remove Trump’s name from ballots.

USA Today rating: False (Fox did not report this, and Newsom did not seek to remove Trump.)

False claim California’s Newsom wants Trump off ballots | Fact check

Claim via Social Media: “United States Marines on Friday ‘neutralized’ a FEMA convoy.” rating: False (A fabricated tale about FEMA’s operations from a satire site.)

Online Videos Share Fabricated Story About FEMA and Marines on Maui

FALSE Claim by Vivek Ramaswamy (R): Ramaswamy did not make a comment suggesting that federal agents had a role in 9/11.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Ramaswamy made this quote. It can be heard in a recording published by The Atlantic and a spokesperson for the outlet confirmed it was said in an email to Check Your Fact.)

FACT CHECK: Vivek Ramaswamy Claims The Atlantic Misquoted Him About Federal Agents And 9/11

Vivek Ramaswamy Rating

TRUE Claim via Social Media: The only defendant in the Georgia 2020 election tampering case against Donald Trump to be held without bond after surrendering to authorities was the former director of “Black Voices for Trump.” rating: True (Harrison Floyd, former director of a group named Black Voices for Trump, did not post bond after surrendering to Georgia authorities. He faces charges related to alleged efforts to intimidate election worker Ruby Freeman into making false statements.)

Was Harrison Floyd the Only Georgia Election Defendant Still in Custody the Day After Indictment?

FALSE (International: Germany): To receive assisted suicide in Germany, you must first be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. rating: False

Does Germany Require You To Be Fully Vaccinated Before Receiving Assisted Suicide?

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