The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/30/2023

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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MISLEADING Claim via Social Media: “Biden won 477 counties. Trump won 2,497 counties… Something isn’t adding up.” rating: Misleading (It does add up: Democrats tend to win in densely populated counties, while Republicans win more sparse, rural counties. In 2020, the counties won by President Joe Biden had 67 million more residents than counties won by former President Donald Trump.)

Number of Counties Won in Presidential Election Doesn’t Determine Outcome

Claim via Social Media: Video shows people chanting ‘F**k Joe Biden’ in Hawaii.

Boom Live rating: False (Doctored Video)

Video Of Profanity Hurled At Joe Biden During His Hawaii Visit Is Doctored | BOOM

Claim via Social Media: U.S. Navy SEALs rescued 807 children who were being kept as sex slaves on a barge in San Francisco Bay.

Politifact rating: False (Made up story)

U.S. Navy: Story about SEALs rescuing child sex slaves in San Francisco isn’t true

FALSE Claim by Viral post: The new Snow White film has been canceled.

Check Your Fact rating: False (It has not been canceled by Disney but has been canceled by conservatives due to so-called “wokeness.”

FACT CHECK: Is The New Snow White Film Cancelled?

TRUE Claim via Social Media: In the early 1940s, Hispanic homesteaders in Los Alamos, New Mexico, were forced off their land by the U.S. government and offered little to no compensation to make way for the Manhattan Project, a weapons laboratory led by J. Robert Oppenheimer. rating: True

Was Land Used for Manhattan Project Previously Inhabited by Hispanos Who Were Forced Out?

FALSE (International: Canada): Claim by Theo Fleury: British Columbia fires set intentionally to create “15-minute smart cities”

AFP Fact Check rating: Unsubstantiated

British Columbia wildfires spark unsupported city planning conspiracy theories

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