The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/11/2023 (Weekend Edition)

Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers that 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 by Matt Gaetz (R): The New FBI headquarters will be larger than the Pentagon?

Newsweek rating: False (The new FBI headquarters to be developed in Greenbelt, Maryland, will not be larger than the Pentagon.)

Fact Check: Will the New FBI Headquarters Be Larger Than the Pentagon?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: A section of the United States Code, cited in a video on social media, exempts American workers from paying taxes.

Lead Stories rating: False (I would not recommend following this advice.)

Fact Check: US Code Section Does NOT Make American Workers Exempt From Taxes — It’s About Federal Reserve Banks

Claim by Wisconsin Election Committee, Inc.: Wisconsin elections administrator Meagan Wolfe “refuses to clean up our voter rolls”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (The impeachment articles against Wolfe at the heart of the ad falsely claim Wisconsin has more registered voters than residents. The articles included inactive voters in with eligible, active registered voters to reach the incorrect count. Neither Wolfe nor state elections commissioners are responsible for removing names from Wisconsin’s voter roll.)

Claim that Wis. elections official Meagan Wolfe refused to ‘clean up’ voter rolls is Pants on Fire

FALSE (International: Israel): A photo captures a Palestinian crisis actor using a phone while wearing a body bag.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The image shows a child in a Halloween costume in Thailand.)

Gaza ‘crisis actor’ is actually Thai child in Halloween costume

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