The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/05/2023

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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 Travis Tritt: When elected Georgia governor in 2018, “Brian Kemp was over $7 million in debt.” Kemp “cut a deal” to select Dominion Voting Systems as Georgia’s voting machine vendor and “has never been in debt since.”

PolitiFact rating: False (In 2017, Brian Kemp reported a net worth of $5.2 million, according to his publicly available personal financial disclosure reports. A positive net worth means Kemp was not “in debt” as country singer Travis Tritt claimed. The process to select Dominion as Georgia’s new voting machine vendor in 2019 was led by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, not Kemp.)

Why Travis Tritt’s claim about Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s finances and Dominion is False

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: CDC says new COVID-19 variant is worse for the vaccinated than unvaccinated.

USA Today rating: False (CDC did not say that.)

False claim COVID-19 variant is worse for vaccinated | Fact check

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Photos are evidence of “satanism in public schools.”

PolitiFact rating: False (It is evidence that AI can fool people.)

Do these photos show kids practicing satanism in public schools? No, they’re AI-generated

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Global weather is controlled by secret geoengineering programs using chemtrails and ionosphere heating facilities.

Science Feedback rating: Incorrect (I don’t think an explanation is necessary here.)

Nearly three decades on, the chemtrail-HAARP geoengineering conspiracy theory remains popular despite lack of evidence and no scientific basis

TRUE Claim via Social Media: South Carolina is the only U.S. state with an all-male supreme court.

WCNC rating: True

VERIFY: South Carolina is the only US state with no female judges on its Supreme Court

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by The Daily Telegraph: Delays to using a defibrillator puts “heart attack victims” at higher risk of death.

Full Fact rating: False (Defibrillators are used in cardiac arrest, not heart attacks. People who have had heart attacks need urgent medical treatment, but not CPR.)

Telegraph mixes up heart attacks and cardiac arrests – Full Fact

Daily Telegraph Rating

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