The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/29/2023

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 Ron DeSantis (R): “I’ll be the first president elected since 1988 (who’s) actually served overseas in a war.”

PolitiFact rating: True (He was stationed in Iraq with SEAL Team 1 from 2007 to 2008.)

Fact-check: Republican candidates spar on immigration, crime, economy in second debate

Ron DeSantis Rating

Claim via Social Media: Evidence exists that shows U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is a multi-millionaire after spending just over four years in Congress. rating: False (Ocasio-Cortez was at least $940,000 short of being a millionaire, with the maximum possible amount of the four accounts totaling $60,000, and that’s before even factoring in her student loan debt.)

AOC Became a Multi-Millionaire After Serving Four Years in Congress?

FALSE Claim by Ian Sams: White House spokesman Ian Sams claimed in a Sept. 27 tweet that Hunter Biden was living with his father, President Joe Biden, when he allegedly received wire transfers from China in summer 2019.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Hunter Biden was living in California in summer 2019, per court records and his memoir. The alleged wire transfers were sent in July and August 2019, according to the House Oversight Committee. Sams later said the tweet was “an analogy.”)

FACT CHECK: White House Spokesman Claims Hunter Biden Lived With His Father In 2019

FALSE Claim by Vivek Ramaswamy (R): “Transgenderism, especially in kids, is a mental health disorder.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Medical experts disagree)

Fact-check: Republican candidates spar on immigration, crime, economy in second debate

Claim via Social media: Ghislaine Maxwell’s sister owns the company that issues Amber Alerts.

USA Today rating: False (No connection)

No link between Maxwell’s sister, Amber Alert ‘company’ | Fact check

FALSE (International: Australia): Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced a ‘revolutionary’ investment platform.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (It’s a scam. Artificial intelligence techniques have been used to manipulate audio and vision of the PM.)

PM gets American accent in latest AI scam

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