The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/13/2023

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 Joe Biden (D): President Joe Biden claimed in a Sept. 11, 2023 speech that he was in New York City where the World Trade Center towers fell the day after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Biden was likely in Washington D.C. the entire day. A White House spokesperson pointed to a visit to the site on Sept. 20, 2001.)

FACT CHECK: Joe Biden Falsely Claims That He Was At Ground Zero The Day After 9/11

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Claim via Social Media: Women vaccinated against COVID-19 face “unknown side effects that could perpetually go down through the lineage” to their children.

PolitiFact rating: False (COVID-19 vaccines don’t alter DNA, and their side effects are not transmissible.)

COVID-19 vaccines not a threat to children of vaccinated women, experts say

Claim via Social media: On 9/11, BBC reported building collapse 26 min early; demolition was rigged

USA Today rating: False (The collapse of Building 7 was not planned or intentional. BBC News reported the collapse based on incorrect information from Reuters that was later corrected.)

BBC News report on 9/11 was a mistake, not revelation of planned plot | Fact check


Lead Stories rating: False (The increased number of deaths in Mexico during June 2023 occurred during a heat wave, and it wasn’t 850 deaths.)

Fact Check: Myocarditis Did NOT Cause 850 Deaths In Two Weeks In Monterrey — Increased Deaths Happened During Heat Wave

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Before joining politics, former U.S. President Donald Trump supported Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries.

Snopes rating: True (Radio transcripts show Trump supported Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president, while supporting Rudy Giuliani as the Republican nominee. He said he had hosted fundraisers for Clinton. In a blog post, he said Clinton would make a great president or vice president.)

Trump Endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic Primary?

FALSE (International: Afghanistan): Claim by Zabiullah Mujahid: “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan does not interfere in the affairs of any institution to disrupt their work. We and our military are obliged to ensure their security.” rating: False

Taliban Denies Aid Interference While Arresting and Threatening Female Aid Workers

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