The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/27/2023

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

TRUE Claim by Nikki Haley (R): Nikki Haley said South Carolina passed voter ID laws and offered rides to DMV; 25 people asked for a ride.

Check Your Fact rating: True (The rides occurred in 2011 as part of an assistance campaign around a requirement for the state’s new voter ID law at the time.)

FACT CHECK: Did South Carolina Only Transport 25 People To The DMV After Voter ID Law Was Passed?

Nikki Haley Rating

Claim by The World Economic Forum (WEF) called on governments to establish “COVID concentration camps” for individuals who do not comply with the “official narrative” related to COVID-19.

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake)

Fact Check: WEF Does NOT Call For ‘COVID Concentration Camps’ To Jail Those Who Question Official Narrative

People’s Voice Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: In Westport, Connecticut, drones are “scanning (people) for COVID-19 symptoms.”

PolitiFact rating: False (A plan to use drones to detect COVID-19 in residents of Westport, Connecticut, was scrapped in 2020 over privacy concerns shortly after it was announced.)

No, there aren’t COVID-19 monitoring drones in Connecticut. Pilot program was scrapped in 2020

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Veterans benefits will continue if government shuts down.

KGW rating: True (Veterans benefits are funded a year in advance.)

Veterans benefits still paid in a government shutdown

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Joe Biden “said he flew airplanes, right? He didn’t.”

PolitiFact rating: False (No evidence Biden said that.)

Fact-check: Trump’s ‘Meet the Press’ falsehoods about abortion, Jan. 6 security and bacon prices

(International: Russia): Claim by Sputnik: Ukraine is running out of men to fight the war against Russia and is trying to extradite refugees

The Dispatch rating: Mostly False

Claims That Ukraine Wants to Extradite Refugees Are Russian Disinformation

Sputnik Rating

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