The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/28/2023 (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 via Social Media: Mike Johnson is the least experienced House speaker in 140 years.

10TV rating: True (Johnson’s six years in office are the least for a speaker since 1883.)

Yes, Mike Johnson is the least experienced speaker of the House in 140 years

Claim by Vivek Ramaswamy (R): “95% of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals” in the U.S. come from China.

PolitiFact rating: False (Closer to 20% or less.)

Vivek Ramaswamy offers dubious figure for China’s role in supplying pharmaceutical ingredients

Vivek Ramaswamy Rating

Claim via Social media: Image shows suspect in Maine shooting, previously arrested for child porn.

USA Today rating: False (Wrong person)

Post shows Robert Card charged in 2016, not Maine suspect | Fact check

FALSE (International: New Zealand): MPs were the only public servants in New Zealand not to be subject to COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Only public servants in high-risk and public-facing roles were subject to vaccine mandates.)

Vaccine mandate falsehoods injected into NZ election – Australian Associated Press

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/28/2023 (Weekend Edition)"

  1. I suspect that I will continue to suggest:

    1) That you give the users, in all your emails, pages, "tables" shorter Headlines of your ratings and links to the material. In the current email In note that it points to: , and re: the email, I'd suggest that you have the Headline:

    True, “Twitter post” .. Mike Johnson is the least experienced House speaker in 140 years.
    With Colors and links to the appropriate pages to
    TRUE: definition,
    Twitter post: Left…Right lean
    Mile…: Article page Discussion of the details.

    That way I could see the 10/28/2023 Fact check on the claim and only go to the page for a more extensive list, or to the other pages for details.



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