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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/10/2021

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

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “In case you forgot. Two years ago today, we were experiencing the greatest economy in the history of the world.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Unemployment was historically low, but growth in gross domestic product was well below what previous presidents achieved, and other metrics such as wages and business investment ranged from decent to mediocre.)

No, Donald Trump didn’t lead ‘greatest economy in the history of the world’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by viral image: former President Donald Trump returned to Instagram following the recent Facebook outage

Check Your Fact rating: False (image of the page is accurate, but he has not published since Jan 7 due to suspension.)

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Return To Instagram Following The Recent Facebook Outage?

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Joe Biden (D): “Thirty years ago, the United States ranked sixth among advanced economies in the share of women in the workforce. You know where we are today? Twenty-three.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (The United States used to rank near the top of industrialized nations, but in the past 30 years, many countries have leapfrogged the U.S.)

Joe Biden largely right that share of US women in workforce now lags other nations

FALSE Claim by Liz Harrington: “23,000 mail-in ballots came from people who NO LONGER lived at that address.” 

The Dispatch rating: False (“Registered voters move, and they are legally allowed to update their addresses after the voter registration period and vote in-person or by mail.”

Did 23,000 Maricopa County Ballots Come From Voters Using a Previous Address?

FALSE Claim by Kevin McCarthy (R): “Now Democrats want to spy on anything you buy that costs $600 or more.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Does not require the reporting of detailed information about individual transactions.)

Republicans Mischaracterize Proposed Financial Reporting Requirement

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by Good Morning Scotland: 52% of police officers have been found guilty of sexual misconduct while wearing uniform.

Full Fact rating: False. (It comes from confusion over a Byline Times report, which claimed that 42 out of 83 (52%) of Metropolitan Police officers kept their jobs after being found to have committed sexual misconduct.)

Most police have not been found guilty of sexual misconduct – Full Fact

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