The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/16/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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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 Vivek Ramaswamy (R): “Antifa & BLM rioters roam free while peaceful January 6 protesters are imprisoned without bail,” he wrote. “Biden’s ‘Department of Injustice’ has executed over 1,000 arrests for nonviolent offenses related to January 6.”

The Dispatch rating: False (No, peaceful protesters are not being ‘imprisoned without bail.’)

Fact Checking Vivek Ramaswamy’s Claims About January 6 Defendants

Vivek Ramaswamy Rating

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “I really don’t know who gave (Dr. Anthony Fauci) the commendation.”

Politifact rating: False (Trump’s White House website shows it was he who gave Fauci the recognition on his last day in office.)

Trump said he doesn’t know who gave Fauci a commendation. Trump’s White House website says Trump did

Donald Trump Rating

FALSE Claim via Social media: California allows people to steal $950 worth of items from stores

USA Today rating: False (Shoplifting is a misdemeanor in California with punishments of up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, according to the text of the measure. While the maximum sentences for some low-level thefts changed, they were not eliminated.)

Post falsely claims shoplifting is allowed in California | Fact check

FALSE (International: India): Gautam Gambhir showed a middle finger to the crowd chanting anti-India slogan.

The Quint rating: False

Fact-Check | Did Gautam Gambhir Show Middle Finger to Fans Shouting Anti-India Slogans?

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