The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/07/2023

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

FALSE Claim via Social Media: President Joe Biden’s comments confirm that the government is going to “increase the number and intensity of extreme weather events.”

Politifact rating: False (President Joe Biden implicated climate change when recently discussing extreme weather in the United States. His full comments show he misspoke in saying the government’s response to disasters across the country in 2023 would be to “increase the number and intensity of extreme weather events.” Weather modification technology has had limited success.

Biden’s remarks about extreme weather events were taken out of context

Claim via Social Media: Trump Wrote On November 2, 2023, That He Would Nominate Judge Cannon To The Supreme Court.

Lead Stories rating: False (Trump’s purported Truth Social post, which made the claim about Cannon, is not real. There’s no record of the post.)

Fact Check: Trump Did NOT Write On November 2, 2023, That He Would Nominate Judge Cannon To Supreme Court

TRUE Claim by Melissa Asgard (D): Potato chips, KitKat bars and Viagra are not taxed in Wisconsin because they are considered “essential.”

Politifact rating: True (Grocery items including potato chips and KitKats are tax-exempt in Wisconsin. Prescription drugs, including erectile dysfunction medicine, aren’t taxed in the state.)

It’s true: You don’t have to pay taxes on KitKat bars and Viagra in Wisconsin

FALSE Claim by Robert Malone via the Charlie Kirk Show: The more COVID-19 vaccines doses people receive, the higher the risk of getting COVID-19; vaccines contain DNA fragments that modify the genome and cause cancer.

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (The claim that vaccinated people are more likely to get COVID-19 or aggressive cancers isn’t supported by evidence. Contrary to the claim, regulatory authorities were aware that vaccines could contain residual amounts of DNA. In fact, the amount of residual DNA is among the criteria assessed to ensure quality in the vaccine manufacturing process.)

Residual DNA in COVID-19 mRNA vaccines is documented, isn’t associated with genome modification or cancer, contrary to claim by Robert Malone

Malone Institute Rating, Charlie Kirk Rating

TRUE Claim by Viral Image: A photograph authentically showed actor Arnold Schwarzenegger looking small, standing between Wilt Chamberlain and André the Giant.

Snopes rating: True

This Is a Real Pic of Arnold Schwarzenegger Next to Wilt Chamberlain and André the Giant

FALSE (International: New Zealand): New Zealand has left the United Nations (UN) and is changing all Maori names to English.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (New Zealand has not left the UN and all Indigenous names remain in place.)

NZ is not ditching UN membership, Maori names

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