The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/29/2023 (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

MISLEADING Claim via Social Media: Sugar causes ADHD in babies, dementia and Alzheimer’s in adults, cancer.

Health Feedback rating: Misleading (While excess sugar consumption can lead to adverse health outcomes, sugar alone does not cause medical conditions like ADHD or cancer. Other genetic and environmental factors also play a role.)

Viral video makes inaccurate claims regarding sugar; suggests it causes medical conditions like cancer and ADHD

FALSE Claim by Alex Mooney: Jim Justice “supports banning sporting rifles for law-abiding citizens.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Mooney’s statement cherry picks and exaggerates a comment Justice made in a 2022 briefing. In the briefing, Justice expressed doubts that 18-year-olds should be able to buy assault weapons, suggesting the minimum age should be raised to 21. Justice signed a bill expanding concealed-carry rights on the state’s college campuses, and his campaign website says he is against “more gun control and confiscation.”)

Fact-checking Alex Mooney on whether Jim Justice supports banning sporting rifles?

Claim via Social Media: John Kerry has said that the ‘global elite’ must meet the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 by depopulating the world

Check Your Fact rating: False (He did not say that.)

FACT CHECK: No, John Kerry Has Not Called For Depopulation As A Part Of The United Nations’ Agenda 2030

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): The head of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, has urged world leaders to grant him full governmental control over their nations.

Full Fact rating: False (There is no evidence Mr Schwab has said this.)

World Economic Forum founder has not urged world leaders to give him control of their countries – Full Fact

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