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

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

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): “Under the Obama-Biden administration, we invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the state of Florida replacing wooden power poles with steel poles and we buried these electric lines.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The White House pointed to FEMA grants, which added up to far less than the amount Biden cited, and to smart electrical grid projects, which are not the same as burying power lines. If Biden had said that during the Obama administration, the federal government invested hundreds of millions of dollars in electrical-related projects, he would have been on firmer ground. But that’s not what he said.)

Biden said Obama spent hundreds of millions to bury Florida power lines. That lacks evidence

Joe Biden Rating

Claim via Social Media: President Joe Biden is offering Black people $300 an hour to pick cotton.

USA Today rating: False (The claim originated on a satirical account, but the Instagram post makes no reference to that. There is no evidence that such a program exists.)

False claim Biden paying $300 per hour to pick cotton | Fact check

FALSE Claim by Nikki Haley (R): Joe Biden “put 20 million people on Medicaid who aren’t even eligible, then stopped states from taking them off.”

PolitiFact rating: False (In March 2020 at the start of the Covid pandemic, Former President Donald Trump signed the act into law. President Joe Biden extended the pandemic health emergency several times, effectively barring states from removing Medicaid recipients. Nikki Haley’s claim that “20 million” people were ineligible for Medicaid is based on estimates of how many could have been affected once removals restarted. But that doesn’t mean they weren’t eligible when they signed up, or that all are ineligible now.)

Nikki Haley’s claim that Joe Biden added 20 million ineligible people to Medicaid is wrong

Nikki Haley Rating

Claim by Viral Video: U.S. patent 5356368A proves that 5G towers cause brainwashing.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Baseless crackpottery)

FACT CHECK: Patent Does Not Prove That 5G Towers Are For Brainwashing

Claim via Social Media: “Oprah FREAKS OUT after 15 kids are finally found on Maui.”

Politifact rating: False (Allegations about 15 missing children discovered after the Maui wildfires stemmed from a fake news story.)

Don’t freak out: This claim about Oprah Winfrey and missing children in Maui, Hawaii, is unfounded

FALSE (International: Israel): Video shows members of the Iranian parliament chanting ‘Death to Israel! Death to America!’ during Hamas’ attack on Israel.

BOOM Fact Check rating: False

Old Video Of ‘Death To America’ Chant In Iran Parliament Shared As Recent | BOOM

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