The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/26/2023

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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

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): “I think that Europe has to do more” in terms of Ukraine aid. “We’re in for $200 billion. They’re in for $25 billion.” rating: False (U.S. already has authorized about $113 billion for Ukraine. The European Union, which includes 27 member nations, had “made available over $88 billion. Also, the EU total does not include aid offered by European countries that are not EU members, such as the United Kingdom and Norway.)

FactChecking Trump on ‘Meet the Press’

Donald Trump Rating

Claim by Leading Report: A software company’s contract allows officials to override election results.

USA Today rating: False (That clause allows county officials to manually update unofficial vote counts on election night in case of failure by the automated system that reports results in real-time, election officials and experts said. They said this action has no effect on the certified results that only become official after they are audited.)

No, contracts don’t let officials override voting results | Fact check

Leading Report Rating

FALSE Claim via Social media: There are “over 1,000 missing children in Maui” after the August wildfires. rating: False (There are 31 people missing.)

Post Makes False Claim About Children Missing After Maui Wildfires

MISLEADING Claim by Author Alex Berenson: “vaccinated and boosted people were MORE likely to be hospitalized with the new Omicron variant than unvaccinated people”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (The claim used CDC’s statistical estimates of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization as supporting evidence. However, it didn’t account for the statistical uncertainty surrounding some of these estimates, which prevents reliable conclusions from being made.)

CDC data didn’t show an increased risk of hospitalization in people vaccinated against COVID-19, contrary to claim by Alex Berenson

Claim via Social Media: JUST IN: Reuters poll numbers STRIKE FEAR in the DNC.. 312 to 226.. America is WAKING UP…

Lead Stories rating: False (User Generated and not from Reuters)

Fact Check: Reuters Did NOT Publish 2024 Election Polling Numbers — They Were Created On Interactive Website

FALSE (International: India): Former PM Rajiv Gandhi got married to Sonia Gandhi as per Islamic rituals.

The Quint rating: False

Did Former PM Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi Get Married as per Islamic Rituals? No!

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