The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/04/2023

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 by Chris Christie (R): claims Donald Trump is barely at 40% in Iowa and is under 40% in New Hampshire, according to the latest polls

Check Your Fact rating: Misleading (Christie was “cherry-picking” data from recent polls. Most polls have Trump over 40% or even 50% in early states.)

FACT CHECK: Chris Christie Makes Misleading Claim About Donald Trump’s Iowa And New Hampshire Polling Numbers

Chris Christie Rating

Claim via Social Media: A YouTube video accurately reported that violent protesters in support of former U.S. President Donald Trump stormed a New York City courtroom during his fraud trial on Oct. 2, 2023.

Snopes rating: False (Did not happen.)

Did Trump’s ‘Violent Thugs’ Storm His NYC Courtroom, Leaving ‘Many Injured’?

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): “I saved American auto manufacturing, you know that, in my first term. … When I came into office, the auto industry was on its knees, gasping its last breaths after eight long years of Obama and Biden.” rating: False (The Obama administration helped rescue the industry, which increased the number of motor vehicle and parts manufacturing jobs in Michigan by 79,600, or 83%, in those eight years.)

Trump’s Misleading Claims About Electric Vehicles and the Auto Industry

Donald Trump Rating

MISLEADING Claim by Retired Nurse John Campbell: New study revealed that the mRNA from COVID-19 vaccines is present in breast milk, which could be dangerous for babies

Health Feedback rating: Lacks Context (all data available so far indicate that the vaccine mRNA has little to no effect on breastfed babies. Indeed, it is only detected on occasion, and in very low amounts.)

What do we know about the safety of COVID-19 vaccine mRNA in breast milk?

Claim via Social Media: You CAN’T opt out of the WEA test. Phones will still go off even in a Faraday cage!

Lead Stories rating: False (You can opt out.)

Fact Check: FEMA’s October 4, 2023, Wireless Emergency Alert Test Is NOT Mandatory On Mobile Devices — It is Possible To Opt Out

FALSE (International: China): China has passed a law to ban all iPhones.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Only for government employees.)

FACT CHECK: No, China Has Not Banned All iPhones

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