The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/02/2023

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

MISLEADING Claim via Social Media: The USDA wants anyone with a garden to register with its People’s Garden database, “so everyone knows where the people who grow their own food are.” rating: Misleading (Not Everyone. A U.S. Department of Agriculture program that promotes the growth of community gardens in areas with little access to fresh food encourages community groups to register with the USDA.)

Online Posts Misrepresent Purpose of USDA Community Garden Database

Claim via Social media: An emergency broadcast will activate particles in billions of people.

USA Today rating: False (Crackpots with vivid imaginations say this.)

No risk FEMA alert will activate your body’s chemicals | Fact check

FALSE Claim by Tim Scott (R): “As the UN ambassador, you literally put $50,000 on curtains”

PolitiFact rating: False (Decision to move the residence and buy the curtains was made before Haley’s tenure)

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

Tim Scott Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: U.S. Republican 2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy received money from billionaire George Soros.

Snopes rating: False (Ramaswamy did not receive money from George Soros, although he did win a scholarship for law school in 2011 from the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.)

Is It True Vivek Ramaswamy Received Money from George Soros?

Claim by Benny Johnson: Obama chef was naked at drowning; officials lied about Obamas’ whereabouts

USA Today rating: False (The police report shows more than once that Campbell was not naked. Officials have stated consistently that the Obamas were on the island but not at home when the accident occurred.)

Details of Obama chef death misrepresented in viral post | Fact check

Benny Johnson Rating

FALSE (International: Malaysia): Dead fish in Penang, Malaysia, caused by Fukushima wastewater release

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Mass fish death in Malaysia caused by algal bloom, not Fukushima wastewater

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