The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/14/2023

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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MISLEADING Claim by Biden-Harris Campaign: Shows a clip of Donald Trump saying women needed to face “some form of punishment” for violating abortion bans. rating: Misleading (Trump did say that but he quickly retracted after being criticized. In a statement issued the same day, Trump said the physician performing the procedure should be held legally responsible — not the woman.)

Trump Walked Back Abortion Statement Misleadingly Used in Biden-Harris Ad

Claim by Stew Peters: MASK HARM – Children are being harmed by masks! New CDC Report (July 2023) warns Developmental disabilities are up 17% in kids 3-17

Lead Stories rating: False (the report does not mention masks at all)

Fact Check: CDC Report Does NOT Link Developmental Disabilities In Children With 2019-21 Pandemic Masking

Stew Peters Rating

Claim via Social media: FDA is planning to replace salt with ‘mRNA fake salt’

Logically Facts rating: False (Really? Does anyone believe this?)

No, FDA is not planning to replace salt with ‘mRNA fake salt’

Claim via Social Media: The World Health Organization said there is “a possible causal relationship” between COVID-19 vaccines and multiple sclerosis.

PolitiFact rating: False (they did not say that.)

World Health Organization did not say COVID-19 vaccines might cause multiple sclerosis

TRUE Claim by Benny Johnson: Did Kamala Harris compare 9/11 to January 6?

Newsweek rating: True (During a speech marking the first anniversary of the U.S. Capitol riots, Harris said January 6, like September 11, would go down in the collective memory of the U.S.)

Fact Check: Did Kamala Harris compare 9/11 to January 6?

Benny Johnson Rating

FALSE (International: Australia): Voters will be signed up for ‘contracts’ with Australia govt in referendum.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Posts falsely claim Australian referendum will enter voters into ‘contracts’ with govt

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