The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/01/2023

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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FALSE Claim by Vivek Ramaswamy (R): Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 6, 2021, could have approved the 2020 electoral votes on the condition that Congress pass an overhaul of election law.

PolitiFact rating: False (A vice president wouldn’t have the power to do what Ramaswamy suggests during the joint congressional session to count the electoral votes.)

Why Vivek Ramaswamy’s claim about what Mike Pence could have done on Jan. 6 is False

Vivek Ramaswamy Rating

Claim via Social Media: Fani Willis, the District Attorney of Fulton County, Georgia, was indicted in August 2023 after her office brought charges against former U.S. President Donald Trump and others in regard to their effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election. rating: False (No, she was not.)

Dear YouTubers: Fulton County DA Fani Willis Was Not Indicted for Indicting Trump

Claim via Social Media: Speaker at World Economic Forum conference proposed adding COVID-19 vaccines to water supply.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Nope)

Video shows professor talking about water equity, not adding COVID-19 vaccines to water supply

FALSE Claim via Social Media: An article published in the medical journal Cureus proves that ivermectin reduces COVID mortality by 74 percent.

Lead Stories rating: False (Flawed Study)

Fact Check: Study Does NOT Show Ivermectin Reduces COVID-19 Mortality By 74%

TRUE Claim by Governor Kristi Noem (R): South Dakota has over 20,000 open jobs.

Check Your Fact rating: True (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data shows South Dakota had 29,000 open jobs in  June 2023.)

FACT CHECK: Does South Dakota Have Over 20,000 Open Jobs?

Kristi Noem Rating

FALSE (International: Australia): Unvaccinated children do not have autism, but vaccinated children do.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Studies show there is no notable difference in autism rates between vaccinated and unvaccinated children.)

Studies blunt repeated shots at blaming vaccines for autism

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