The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/15/2023

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 by Kevin McCarthy (R): “Even a trusted FBI informant has alleged a bribe to the Biden family.” rating: No Evidence (Unsupported claim)

FactChecking McCarthy’s Impeachment Inquiry Claims

Claim via Social Media: Many states have recently signed executive orders to build quarantine internment camps across america as Tennessee Governor Bill Lee did with Order No. 83.

Lead Stories rating: False (Expired In ’21)

Fact Check: Tennessee Governor Did NOT Recently Sign Off On New Internment Camps — This Is Old And Misconstrued News

Claim via Social Media and Alex Jones: CNN reported “breaking news” that the Pentagon announced a plan to “implant Americans with nanotech particles.”

Politifact rating: False (The Pentagon did not announce a plan to “implant Americans with nanotech particles,” and CNN reported no such “breaking news.”)

No, CNN did not break news about a Pentagon ‘plan to implant Americans with nanotech particles’

Alex Jones Rating

Claim by an explosive testimony from former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman proved voting fraud by showing that during the 2020 General Election in Wisconsin there were 7 million people registered to vote when only 4.5 million were eligible voters

Lead Stories rating: False (There were more than 3.9 million registered voters and an estimated 4.5 million eligible voters in that election.)

Fact Check: There Were NOT 7 Million Registered Voters In Wisconsin 2020 Election With Only 4.5 Million Eligible

Star News Network Rating

TRUE Claim via Social Media: claims two victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack were purportedly identified by their DNA 22 years later.

Check Your Fact rating: True (The identification of the two victims was announced via a Sept. 8 press release from New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jason Graham.)

FACT CHECK: Were Two Victims Of The 9/11 Attack Identified By Their DNA 22 Years Later?

FALSE (International: Philippines): Battleships from the US, Japan, and Australia will retaliate against China over its recent acts of hostility in the West Philippine Sea.

Rappler rating: False

FACT CHECK: No retaliation vs China in South China Sea joint drills

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