The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/17/2023 (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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Claim by Robert Malone and Judicial Watch: “Leaky vaccines” are causing SARS-CoV-2 to evolve rapidly; COVID-19 vaccines don’t prevent disease and death; childhood vaccine safety is doubtful

Health Feedback rating: Misleading (There’s no scientific evidence supporting the claim that it is COVID-19 vaccination that drives virus evolution and the emergence of variants. Several variants, such as Beta and Delta, had emerged several months before vaccines were available.)

Robert Malone makes several misleading and unsubstantiated claims about COVID-19 vaccines in Judicial Watch interview

Robert Malone Rating, Judicial Watch Rating

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Florida sort of had a mandate because they were giving the vaccine, they were demanding everybody take the vaccine.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (There are no instance of DeSantis mandating vaccination. DeSantis started expressing skepticism about the vaccines in 2021 and signed legislation the same year to block vaccine mandates.)

Ron DeSantis mandated COVID-19 vaccines in Florida? No, that Donald Trump claim rates Pants on Fire!

Donald Trump Rating

FALSE Claim via Social media: California bill would make it illegal to confront thieves.

USA Today rating: False (SB 553 centers on workplace safety and requires certain employers to develop a workplace violence prevention plan. A previous version of the bill said employers could not force non-security employees to confront intruders, but the provision has since been removed.)

False claim California bill would outlaw stopping shoplifters | Fact check

FALSE (International: Philippines): Claim by Ferdinand Marcos Jr.: President Ferdinand Marcos said on Sept. 4 that the only reason for the surge in the retail prices of rice is the price manipulation by smugglers and hoarders.

VERA Files rating: Flip-flop

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Marcos’ claim on surge in rice prices contradicts EO

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