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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/04/2021

Each day 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. 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

TRUE Claim by Kelda Roys (D): Says gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch “worked with Scott Walker to sign five abortion restrictions into law that took away services and threatened doctors with prison time for providing safe and legal abortions.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, five abortion restrictions that took away services passed under Kleefisch and Walker

FALSE Claim by Unite America First: “[Anthony Fauci] Funded Experimenting With AIDS Orphans…25 Died”

HealthFeedback Rating: Inaccurate

An investigation found no evidence that deaths of HIV-positive foster children enrolled in AIDS drug trials were caused by trial medication, contrary to recent claims

Unite American First Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Tucker Carlson: “Jan. 6 is being used as a pretext to strip millions of Americans — disfavored Americans — of their core constitutional rights.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (There is no evidence that the government response to the Jan. 6 insurrection is a “pretext to strip millions of Americans” who voted for former President Donald Trump of their “core constitutional rights,” experts said. About 650 people have been arrested, and they are subject to the due process rights afforded to anyone in the U.S. who is charged with a crime.)

Tucker Carlson film falsely claims Jan. 6 is ‘pretext to strip millions’ of ‘constitutional rights’

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Image Of Dozens Of Jets Shows The Aircraft Used By Attendees Of COP26

Lead Stories rating: False (Wrong Picture)

Fact Check: Image Of Dozens Of Jets Does NOT Show Aircraft Used By Attendees Of COP26

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows a tweet by former President Donald Trump praising Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for exercising “brave leadership” in his country.

Check Your Fact rating: False (He didn’t as he is no longer on Twitter)

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Send A Tweet Congratulating Ethiopia’s Prime Minister For ‘Brave Leadership’?

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Alexander Lukashevich: “The use of such vehicles is banned by the Minsk Agreements. Also, flights of any type of drone, except OSCE Special Monitoring Mission drones, are prohibited by the measures on reinforcement of the ceasefire regime.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

How Russia Distorted a Ukrainian Drone Strike in Donbas

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