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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/01/2022

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 via Social Media: “Know what they always find in Alzheimer’s patients? Excessive aluminum in the brain. Know what makes your body hoard aluminum? Fluoride.”

Politifact rating: False (You may continue to brush your teeth and drink water as there is no evidence to support this claim.)

Evidence does not support link between Alzheimer’s and aluminum

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows an article from The New York Times with a headline that reads, “Joe Biden’s death would be a tragedy. But it might help Democrats win midterms.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (This image is digitally fabricated. A New York Times spokesperson confirmed the outlet did not publish such an article.)

FACT CHECK: Did The New York Times Publish This Headline About Joe Biden Dying?

FALSE Claim by American Commitment: Sen. Joe Manchin and AARP “support government price-setting schemes” to divert money from Medicare to “unrelated government programs or pad big insurers’ profits.”

Politifact rating: False (The plan would save the program money.)

Ad targeting Manchin, AARP misses on Medicare drug price negotiations

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Peter McCullough: Covid-19 vaccines have been recalled for causing more than 40,000 deaths

AFP Fact Check rating: False (Neither public health agencies nor manufacturers have recalled Covid-19 vaccines authorized in the US, and verified deaths resulting from the shots are exceptionally rare.)

US cardiologist falsely promotes Covid-19 vaccine recall

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met in DC on July 26.

USA Today rating: False (No.)

Fact check: Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump didn’t recently meet in DC

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: “U.S. troops should leave this area. This is the first point. And they should stop looting the Syrian state, the Syrian people, taking their oil illegally.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False (Not stealing oil.)

Sorry Mr. Putin, the U.S. is Not Stealing Syria’s Oil

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