The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/21/2023

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 by Nikki Haley (R): Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis “did something six months ago” akin to Nikki Haley recruiting Chinese companies to South Carolina.

Politifact rating: False (No government reports or news stories show Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recruited Chinese companies to the state in the last six months. Other fact-checkers reported similar findings.)

Nikki Haley distorts Ron DeSantis’ Chinese recruitment record in Florida

Nikki Haley Rating

Claim via Social Media: Images shared on social media authentically show Osama bin Laden posing with Barack Obama, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary Clinton.

Snopes rating: Fake

Are Pics of Bin Laden Posing with Obama, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton Real?

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Did Israel build a bunker underneath the Shifa Hospital?

Newsweek rating: True (Multiple sources have corroborated that a bunker or basement was built at Israel’s discretion in the 1980s. It remains unclear whether Hamas operates the space beneath the hospital as a major military headquarters, even though the IDF has presented evidence of weapons stashed in the hospital.)

Fact Check: Did Israel Build Bunker Under Shifa Hospital?

Claim via Social Media: Billboard in New York City shows “Stand with Israel” ad replacing “Stand with Ukraine” ad.

PolitiFact rating: False (Fake)

New York City billboard ad showing ‘Stand with Israel’ replacing Ukraine is fake

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Taxes on middle class will go up every 2 years under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

KTVB rating: False (Taxes will not increase every two years under the tax reform law.)

Taxes won’t increase every two years under tax reform law

FALSE (International: India): PM Modi met AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi to discuss the upcoming elections.

The Quint rating: False

Fact-Check: This Image of PM Modi With Asaduddin Owaisi Is Digitally Altered

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