The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/18/2023

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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

FALSE Claim by Children’s Health Defense: New England Journal of Medicine “proves” 80% miscarriage rate among vaccinated women; Many women “will never be able to get pregnant because they had that shot”; “The sperm of inoculated men does not swim. The eggs of inoculated women do not grow into embryos.”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (The 80% miscarriage figure is based on flawed calculations using partial data from a preliminary study. This study actually concluded that the data showed no obvious safety concerns for pregnant women. There is no biological mechanism by which COVID-19 vaccines might cause shedding of the virus or the spike protein. Therefore, COVID-19 vaccines can’t explain adverse events in unvaccinated people.)

Studies continue to show that COVID-19 vaccines don’t harm fertility

Children’s Health Defense Rating

Claim via Social Media: “There isn’t a single video or photo suggesting that 250 people were killed (by Hamas) at a concert or that a mass shooting took place” on Oct. 7 in Israel.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (The Oct. 7 Hamas attack at the Tribe of Nova music festival that killed 260 people was well documented by the media and confirmed by world leaders.)

Reports of 260 Israeli music fest deaths aren’t unsubstantiated. Photos, videos document toll

Claim by Cenk Uygyur: Cenk Uygur says he’s eligible to be president.

Check Your Fact rating: Unsubstantiated (Most likely would need to be decided by the Supreme Court.)

Cenk Uygur Claims He’s Able To Run For President. Experts And The Constitution Say He Cannot Become President

Cenk Uygur Rating

Claim via Social Media: A CNN reporter “faked” being near the Israel-Gaza border.

PolitiFact rating: False (Still there.)

No, a CNN reporter didn’t ‘fake’ being near the Israel-Gaza border

Claim via Social Media: Biden has ordered the FBI to visit 100,000 homes of Trump supporters.

Check Your Fact rating: Unsubstantiated (There is no evidence that order was made.)

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Order The FBI To Visit The Homes Of Thousands Of Trump Supporters?

FALSE (International: Thailand): Two Thais died from ‘flesh-eating bacteria’ after consuming raw seafood

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Thai social media posts spread false ‘flesh-eating bacteria’ claim

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