The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/08/2023

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: “George Floyd, according to the official autopsy, was not murdered. He died instead of … the fatal concentration of fentanyl that was in his system.” rating: False (The police officer who kept his knee on George Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes in 2020 was convicted of murder, and the medical examiner determined that police efforts to subdue Floyd caused his death. Nothing about the autopsy’s findings have changed, but social media posts falsely claim new documents show Floyd died of a drug overdose or natural causes.)

No Change in George Floyd’s Cause of Death, Despite Viral False Claims

Claim via Social Media: Banks, credit card companies are keeping ‘de facto registry’ of gun owners.

USA Today rating: False (The four largest credit card companies announced plans to use a code to identify purchases made at gun stores, but all backed away from implementing the code in March 2023.)

Code for tracking gun shop purchases never implemented | Fact check

Claim by Rachael Cabral-Guevara (R): Some individuals or businesses in Wisconsin are charging $2 or $2.25 an hour for child care.

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Data from a Fox Valley child care agency shows some providers charge as little as $90 per week, or $2.25 per hour. Data to support her claim is for older children. Infant care, group centers and urban areas are more expensive.)

Cabral-Guevara says some Wisconsin child care providers’ rates are as low as $2.25 an hour

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Speaker of the House Mike Johnson said “Every American woman has a duty to birth at least one able-bodied worker.”

Snopes rating: False (Not what he said. Taken out of context)

Did Speaker Mike Johnson Say Women Have a ‘Duty To Birth at Least One Able-Bodied Worker’?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: claims Sen. Chuck Schumer is a dual Israeli citizen.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Schumer has never publicly stated he is a dual Israeli citizen, and the claim is not referenced in his official biography. Schumer’s spokesperson denied the claim’s validity to Politifact.)

FACT CHECK: Instagram Post Falsely Claims Chuck Schumer Is A Dual Israeli Citizen

FALSE (International: Australia): One billion people have died since the rollout of COVID vaccines.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (About 200 million humans have died of any cause since COVID vaccination began in December 2020.)

Data debunks wild claim of one billion deaths

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