The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/12/2023

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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Claim via Social Media: Bill Gates-funded research into genetically engineered cattle ticks is responsible for red-meat allergies from alpha-gal syndrome in the U.S.

PolitiFact rating: False (Nope, another Bill Gates related conspiracy theory.)

No connection between Gates-funded modified ticks, meat allergy

Claim by Talk show host and podcaster Megyn Kelly says she “contracted Vaccine Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (VAIDS)” after getting the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine.

Lead Stories rating: False (She did not say that.)

Fact Check: Megyn Kelly Did NOT Say She Contracted VAIDS After Getting Vaccinated For COVID-19 — She Said She Had An ‘Autoimmune Issue’

People’s Voice Rating

Claim via Social Media: A PA judge ruled that Donald Trump has ‘absolute immunity’ from prosecution.

USA Today rating: False (immunity for civil and not criminal charges.)

Trump immunity ruling only for civil case, not criminal | Fact check

Claim by Viral video: Viral video suggests COVID-19 vaccines are causing people to suddenly collapse. rating: False (No Evidence)

Viral Video Repeats Bogus Claim About Vaccines and Visible Ailments

FALSE Claim via Social Media: purports Arkansas will use hand-marked paper ballots for all future elections.

Check Your Fact rating: False (A spokesperson for the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office denied the claim’s validity.)

FACT CHECK: Is Arkansas Using Hand-Marked Paper Ballots In Future Elections?

FALSE (International: Australia): Voice legislation proves the advisory body will have the power to seize private property, land and assets.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The legislation, from South Australia, gives the state-based voice the ability to buy, sell and own land like other government bodies.)

Voice legislation does not authorise a land grab

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