The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/09/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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FALSE Claim by Marjorie Tayor Greene (R): On the sentencing of the former national leader of the Proud Boys to 22 years in prison for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol: “We are witnessing a communist takeover of our judicial system to target political enemies and destroy their lives.” rating: False (Enrique Tarrio was found guilty by a jury, and the judge who sentenced him on Sept. 5 was appointed by former President Donald Trump.)

The Problem with Greene’s Warning About ‘Communist Takeover’ of Judicial System

Claim by Viral Image: An image shows people in front of an ADL backdrop with balloons saying ‘no place for whites’

Check Your Fact rating: False (Photoshopped)

FACT CHECK: Did An ADL Event Feature Balloons That Read ‘No Place For Whites’?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed COVID-19 vaccine adverse event reports from its website.

Lead Stories rating: False (Still gathering info)

Fact Check: CDC Did NOT Remove COVID Vaccine Adverse Event Reports From Its Website

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: “And while Russia clearly provided security guarantees for shipping under this deal, the other side used humanitarian corridors for terrorist attacks against Russian civilian and military facilities.” rating: False

Meeting Erdogan, Putin Lies (Again) About Why Russia Quit the Black Sea Grain Deal

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