The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/05/2023

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 via Social Media: The speaker of the House does not have to be from the majority party.

WFAA rating: True (The speaker doesn’t have to be someone from the majority party. However, it is very unlikely the opposition party could get the votes to have a minority speaker.)

Verifying 5 fast facts about the speaker of the House |

Claim by Donald Trump (R): President Joe Biden “has dictated that nearly 70% of all cars” made in the U.S. must be “fully electric” in 10 years. rating: False (The administration cannot mandate how many cars must be all-electric. It proposed new emission standards, and how the industry meets the new rules is up to them.)

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

Donald Trump Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Campaign finance disclosures showed Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis took part in a “massive money laundering and election fraud” scheme.

PolitiFact rating: False (Georgia’s campaign finance laws don’t require donor information for donations worth $100 and below. All the contributions with no donor information were within this range.)

Fani Willis had over 200 anonymous campaign contributions. Here’s why that’s not fraudulent

FALSE Claim by Women Store DNA From Every Man They’ve Ever Made Love With, Study Finds

Lead Stories rating: False (researchers did not suggest that the origin of this male DNA found in female brain tissue was “harvested” or “stored” from every past lover.)

Fact Check: Study Did NOT Find Women Store DNA From Every Man They’ve Ever Made Love With — Findings Are Misrepresented

NeonNettle Rating

Claim via Social Media: Claims the Arizona Senate has purportedly laid out RICO indictments against Katie Hobbs.

Check Your Fact rating: False (A spokesperson for the Arizona State Senate Republicans refuted the claim)

FACT CHECK: Did The Arizona Senate Lay Out RICO Indictments Against Katie Hobbs?

FALSE (International: Russia): The U.S. has launched an Indirect recruitment campaign amongst student, urging them to pay their ‘student loan’ by joining the Ukrainian army as an Alternative.” rating: False

Fake Recruitment Leaflets Promise US Students Debt Relief for Joining Ukraine’s Defense

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