The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/24/2023

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

TRUE Claim by Nikki Haley (R): Nikki Haley said South Carolina passed voter ID laws and offered rides to DMV; 25 people asked for a ride.

Check Your Fact rating: True (The rides occurred in 2011 as part of an assistance campaign around a requirement for the state’s new voter ID law at the time.)

FACT CHECK: Did South Carolina Only Transport 25 People To The DMV After Voter ID Law Was Passed?

Nikki Haley Rating

Claim by The People’s Voice: 14 US cities signed climate treaty to eliminate meat and dairy consumption

USA Today rating: False (Made up)

Post invents treaty banning meat, dairy in certain cities | Fact check

People’s Voice Rating

FALSE Claim by Aseem Malhotra via the Joe Rogan Experience: COVID-19 vaccines increase the risk of heart attacks

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (Apart from a heavily flawed conference abstract and an unverifiable claim from a whistleblower, no data or evidence was provided by Malhotra to support the suggestion that COVID-19 vaccines increase heart attack risk.)

Published studies show no association between COVID-19 vaccines and heart attacks, contrary to British cardiologist’s claim

Joe Rogan Rating

Claim via Social Media: A video shows President Joe Biden invoking the Selective Service Act.

PolitiFact rating: False (AI generated)

Biden did not announce a military draft. This video is AI-generated

Claim via Social Media: “The flu vaccine was invented 78 years ago. The MMR vaccine was invented 60 years ago… I don’t think those vaccines are working.” rating: False (They work)

Flu Shots, MMR Vaccines Have Saved Millions of Lives, Contrary to Online Claim

FALSE (International: Israel): Half a million Israelis protested against President Benjamin Netanyahu on October 14.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The footage of mass crowds is from a demonstration in Tel Aviv in February 2023.)

Old footage used to boost Israeli rally numbers

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