The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/03/2023

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 Doug Burgum (R): For electric vehicles, “the batteries come from China.”

PolitiFact rating: True (This is accurate)

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

Doug Burgum Rating

Claim via Social Media: Recent advance in Greenland glacier shows climate change is a ‘scam’.

USA Today rating: False (The Peterman Glacier has lost ice.)

Greenland Petermann Glacier lost ice over past decade | Fact check

FALSE Claim by The Mayo Clinic website recently changed to say hydroxychloroquine can be used to treat COVID-19 patients, after previously saying it was ineffective.

Lead Stories rating: False (the Mayo Clinic’s website was not “recently” updated to say that the drug, used to treat malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, can also be used for the treatment of COVID.)

Fact Check: Mayo Clinic Website NOT ‘Recently’ Updated To Say Hydroxychloroquine Can Be Used To Treat COVID-19 Patients — Doctors Can Prescribe But It’s Not Recommended Treatment

Gateway Pundit Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: At a United Nations summit, President Joe Biden and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned of a planned disaster.

PolitiFact rating: False (The statements mentioned in the video were not warnings about a planned disaster. President Joe Biden misspoke about “accelerating the climate crisis” and immediately corrected himself.)

Biden and UN official did not warn of a planned disaster

Claim by Chris Sanders: Venezuela emptied its prisons to send the convicts to invade the United States

The Dispatch rating: False (The assertions made by Sanders in his video have no basis in fact.)

Did Venezuela Free Prisoners So They Could Infiltrate the United States?

FALSE (International: China): The US, in a show of force, flew a nuclear bomber plane over Chinese airspace in September 2023

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: NO U.S bomber plane over Chinese airspace

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