The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/23/2023

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 Chris Christie (R): “In the last 11 months, Customs and Border Patrol has averaged 200,000 apprehensions a month, and you know how many beds we have to detain people at the border? 38,000.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (In the past 11 months for which data is available, there were an average of 149,238 monthly apprehensions, and an average of 200,549 monthly “encounters,” which includes apprehensions and expulsions. In fiscal year 2023, Congress set aside enough money for immigration authorities to detain 34,000 people.)

Chris Christie’s math on apprehensions and detention space is mostly right, but omits context

Chris Christie Rating

Claim by Jack Posobiec: Social media users claimed that Biden had reinstated the military draft.

RumorGuard rating: False (This is an AI-generated deepfake.)

Biden didn’t call for new military draft. It’s an AI video

FALSE Claim by Never Back Down (DeSantis PAC): “Nikki Haley argues in support of bringing Gaza refugees to America.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Haley did not call for allowing refugees from Gaza into the U.S.)

No, Nikki Haley didn’t say she wants the U.S. to take in Gaza refugees, as DeSantis PAC claims

Claim by The Expose: Data released by the Canadian government show that 74% of triple-vaccinated people now have a reduction in immune system performance known as Vaccine Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (VAIDS).

Snopes rating: False (VAIDS is not real.)

Did Canadian Government ‘Admit’ 74% of Triple-Vaccinated People Now Have ‘VAIDS’?

The Expose Rating

Claim via Social Media: “Burisma Energy accountant, who blew the whistle on Biden bribery scheme, found dead.”

Politifact rating: False (Fake, no evidence of this.)

Fake story about death of Burisma ‘whistleblower’ started on site known for misinformation

FALSE (International: Kenya): Claim by President William Ruto: Kenya spends KSh500 billion on food imports every year.

Africa Check rating: Incorrect

Kenya president William Ruto misses mark in claiming country’s annual food import bill is KSh500 billion

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