The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/19/2023

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 Charlie Kirk and Jack Posobiec: Did the US under Obama give Iran $150 Billion?

Newsweek rating: False (In 2015, as part of an international deal with Iran called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran agreed to cut back on nuclear enrichment programs in exchange for the unfreezing of its own assets. The U.S. taxpayer paid nothing toward this.)

Fact Check: Did the US under Obama give Iran $150 Billion?

Charlie Kirk Rating

Claim by Andy Biggs (R) and the Gateway Pundit: The Democrats are pushing “to take in a million Palestinian refugees”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (The Democratic comments about refugees so far fall well short of what Biggs and other conservatives have described.)

No evidence Democrats want to accept ‘1 million’ Gaza refugees

Gateway Pundit Rating

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Video recorded on Oct. 11, 2023, shows at least two people holding Taliban flags during a pro-Palestine demonstration on the campus of Florida Atlantic University.

Snopes rating: True

Were Taliban Flags Waved at a Pro-Palestine Demonstration at Florida Atlantic University?

Claim via Social Media: NFL Coaches Unanimously Voted To Ban Anthem Kneeling.

Lead Stories rating: False (Originated as satire.)

Fact Check: NFL Coaches Did NOT Unanimously Vote To Ban ‘Anthem Kneeling’

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Did the Biden-Harris campaign join Truth Social?

WUSA9 rating: True

Yes, the Biden-Harris campaign actually joined Truth Social | VERIFY

FALSE (International: Philippines): Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers are set to be stationed on Philippine bases as a countermeasure against China’s hostile acts towards Manila.

Rappler rating: False

FACT CHECK: No deal yet on Japan access to Philippine military bases

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