The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/29/2023

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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 Donald Trump (R): Referring to wind energy, “windmills … don’t work, and they’re all — most of them — made in China.” rating: False (Wind turbines do work, and by dollar value, more than half of the parts used in onshore U.S. wind projects are domestically sourced.)

FactChecking Trump’s Interview with Carlson

Donald Trump Rating

Claim via viral video: The Wildfires in Maui were orchestrated as part of the WEF smart city agenda

Logically Facts rating: False (Drought and wind.)

No, fires in Hawaii are not related to smart city plans

Claim by Sen. Tim Scott (R): Do California, Illinois, and New York allow abortions until birth?

WUSA9 rating: False (No, California, Illinois, and New York do not allow abortions up until birth.)

Republican presidential debate claims about abortion |

Tim Scott Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Trump would automatically go to jail in event of bond order violation.

KTVB rating: False (Jail isn’t the only option if Trump violates bond agreement.)

Trump bond agreement violation wouldn’t mean automatic jail time |

TRUE Claim via Social Media: In August 2023, Pope Francis said transgender people are “children of God.”

Snopes rating: Correct Attribution

Did Pope Francis Call Transgender

FALSE (International: Philippines): President Bongbong Marcos is the first to award cash incentives to national athletes who win international competitions

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Marcos NOT the first to give ca

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