The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/03/2023

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 Donald Trump (R): Donald Trump says he “didn’t say” he would order the Defense Department to use special forces against drug cartels.

PolitiFact rating: False (Said it on video)

Fact-check: Trump’s ‘Meet the Press’ falsehoods about abortion, Jan. 6 security and bacon prices

Donald Trump Rating

Claim by Rand Paul (R): The FBI Paid Twitter To Moderate Content.

Newsweek rating: False (There is no evidence that the FBI paid Twitter for content moderation. Part of the Twitter Files series, they did not reveal a quid pro quo relationship between the FBI and Twitter, nor that the FBI gave Twitter money to moderate content. The $3 million Twitter received appears to be part of a reimbursement policy that private companies can seek from legal authorities.)

Fact Check: Did Twitter Charge the FBI to Moderate Content?

TRUE Claim by Joe Biden (D): President Joe Biden claimed in an Oct. 20 speech that Russian President Vladimir Putin is using drones and ammunition from Iran and North Korea.

Check Your Fact rating: True (Putin is using attack drones from Iran. While it has not been definitively proven that North Korea is supplying ammunition to Russia, experts and media outlets have said it is likely happening.)

FACT CHECK: Is Vladimir Putin Using Drones And Ammunition From Iran And North Korea?

Claim by Christopher Greene, Alternative Media Television: Switzerland is sending its citizens iodine tablets in preparation for nuclear war.

The Dispatch rating: Mostly False (Iodine tablets have been distributed within Switzerland for decades, and the claim that the current round of distributions was triggered by fear of nuclear war is baseless

Is Switzerland Preparing Its Citizens for Nuclear Conflict?

AMTV Rating

Claim by MAGA Inc.: Gov. Ron DeSantis “actually sponsored the bill to make Puerto Rico a state.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (In 2018, DeSantis was one of 58 lawmakers who co-sponsored the Puerto Rico Admission Act. The bill had broad bipartisan support, including among Florida House members.)

Ron DeSantis in 2018 backed a bill drafting a path for Puerto Rico statehood, but did not author it

FALSE (International: China): China has successfully developed artificial wombs.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

False posts about ‘artificial womb lab’ misrepresent Chinese study

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