The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/20/2023

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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

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Posting the Lord’s Prayer on Facebook is against the platform’s policies.

Full Fact rating: False (Meta, which owns Facebook, has confirmed users can post the Lord’s Prayer and there is no mention of Christian or other religious content in Facebook’s ‘community standards’ policies.)

Facebook has not banned the Lord’s Prayer – Full Fact

Claim by the People’s Voice: UN said digital IDs will be mandatory for people wishing to be in society

USA Today rating: False (Fake news website publishes another fake story)

False claim UN said it would mandate digital ID by 2030 | Fact check

People’s Voice Rating

TRUE Claim by Marianne Williamson (D): “We sell arms to 60% of the world’s autocrats. We are the world’s largest arms exporters.”

PolitiFact rating: True (The U.S. is the world’s largest arms exporter, with 40% of the global share, easily ahead of Russia at 16%.)

Marianne Williamson correct that U.S. is world’s biggest arms exporter

Marianne Williamson Rating

Claim via Social Media: claims Rep. Rashida Tlaib was purportedly born in Palestine.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Tlaib was born and raised in Detroit)

FACT CHECK: Was Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Born In Palestine?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Video shows “Elon Musk and the Dubai billionaire have unveiled new software called ‘Quantum AI.’”

PolitiFact rating: False (Nope)

More fake ‘Quantum AI’ claims about Elon Musk spread online

FALSE (International: Israel): Claim by Stew Peters: “Footage from Israeli helicopter shows the IDF killing many people at October 7 concert in Israel.”

PolitiFact rating: False (A group that analyzes video locations said the video was not filmed at the site of the Tribe of Nova music festival, where more than 200 people were killed during Hamas’ Oct. 7 attacks in Israel.)

No, this video doesn’t show Israeli military killing people at Oct. 7 concert in Israel

Stew Peters Rating

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