The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/15/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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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 Brian Krassenstein: It has been U.S. policy “for at least 79 years” to require Americans who intend to be evacuated from overseas to sign a promissory note.

PolitiFact rating: True (A law signed 67 years ago requires that the federal government seek reimbursement to evacuate U.S. citizens from overseas during war, civil unrest or natural disasters. The law has roots in an earlier World War II policy.)

Why do Americans have to pay for a State Department evacuation from Israel? It’s the law

Claim by Wide Awake Media: Did Hamas backers climb Israel border wall for “Day of Jihad”?

Newsweek rating: False (The video was recorded during a protest in 2021 at the border between Lebanon and Israel.)

Fact Check: Did Hamas backers climb Israeli border wall for “Day of Jihad”?

Wide Awake Media Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: A debit card issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is being used to pay for a U.S. invasion.

PolitiFact rating: False (The United Nations refugee agency uses the card shown in the video to give humanitarian cash assistance to certain asylum seekers in Mexico, including children at risk of abuse and exploitation, single mothers, gender-violence survivors and people with medical needs. To get this cash assistance, people must express their will to remain in Mexico and register for it. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, less than 10% of people who seek asylum in Mexico receive this assistance.)

The U.N. isn’t paying military service members to invade the U.S. Cash aid helps some asylum seekers

FALSE (International: Mexico): Palestinian militant group Hamas has training camps in Mexico.

KHOU rating: False (No evidence of Hamas training camps in Mexico.)

No evidence of Hamas training camps in Mexico |

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