The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/25/2023

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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

MISLEADING Claim by Donald Trump (R): Some of those convicted for crimes related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, “never even went into the building” and were sentenced to “many years” in prison. rating: Misleading (That’s true, but those people were convicted for helping to plan the attack or committing violent acts outside the building.)

FactChecking Trump on ‘Meet the Press’

Claim via Social Media: A ‘flu bomb’ can cure COVID or other respiratory diseases.

Logically Facts rating: False (Nonsense)

No scientific evidence that a ‘flu bomb’ can cure COVID or other respiratory diseases

FALSE Claim by NYT Conservative Columnist David Brooks: “This meal just cost me $78 at Newark Airport.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Not a typical meal price. A cheeseburger with fries is $17.76 before tax. He had two double shots of whiskey at $22 each.)

Fact-check: You can eat a burger and fries for less than $78 at Newark airport

MISLEADING Claim by Meidas Touch: Did Donald Trump suggest feeding child migrants to alligators?

Newsweek rating: Needs Context (Donald Trump did not propose that migrant children should be fed to alligators. It was an inference from a post that he sent on Truth Social about using alligators as a form of border security, which said they would “WORK FOR FOOD.” It does not appear that this was a serious policy proposal or suggestion, and Trump made no reference to children in the post or elsewhere.)

Fact Check: Did Donald Trump Suggest Feeding Child Migrants to Alligators?

Meidas Touch Rating

Claim by Viral Image: WEF predicted a second pandemic would emerge in September 2023.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The claim is inaccurate. The WEf has never said this.)

FACT CHECK: No, The World Economic Forum Did Not Publish A Timeline On When A Second Pandemic Would Arise

FALSE (International: South Africa): Claim by South African president Cyril Ramaphosa: “In 1994, only 36% of our people had access to electricity.”

Africa Check rating: Incorrect

#2019ANCManifestoReview: Fact-checking the ruling party’s claims about progress in South Africa

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