The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/09/2023

Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers who 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

Claim by George Zimmerman: “The percentage of students that are going to college (in West Virginia) has been declining for five years.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (The number of high school graduates enrolling in college in West Virginia has declined in recent years, dipping from 53.3% in 2012 to 45.9% in 2021. Enrollment ticked up during that span, but minimally.)

Fact-checking college enrollment trends in West Virginia

Claim via Social Media: Did Joe Biden Authorize $8 Billion Aid Package to Israel?

Newsweek rating: False (No evidence could be found showing that the White House ever released a statement pledging this support, and some on social media said it appeared to be doctored.)

Fact Check: Did Joe Biden Authorize $8 Billion Aid Package to Israel?

Claim by Donald Trump (R): A New York Law Journal opinion piece is evidence the civil fraud case against Donald Trump is “a Democratic inspired HOAX.” rating: Mostly False (Cherry Picked: The author of the article argued that dissolution of Trump businesses is not a remedy included in the law, but he also wrote that “the judge was 100% right in holding that the Trump actions were fraudulent” and that Trump ought to face penalties.)

Trump Cherry-Picks Law Journal Commentary on his Civil Trial

Donald Trump Rating

FALSE Claim via Social media: Public schools in all ‘red states’ must display ‘In God we trust’ on campus.

USA Today rating: False (Some are, but not all.)

More states requiring ‘In God we trust’ in schools, but not all ‘red states’ | Fact check

Claim via Social Media: A video posted on X authentically shows Lara Trump singing a very off-key rendition of “I Won’t Back Down” during a TV appearance on Sky News Australia. rating: Fake

Did Lara Trump Sing ‘I Won’t Back Down’ Off-Key During a Sky News TV Appearance?

FALSE (International: Australia): Donations for the ‘yes’ campaign in the voice referendum are tax deductible, but not for the ‘no’ campaign.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Both campaigns have been given deductible gift recipient status.)

Tax claims about voice donations deduct the truth

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