The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/13/2021

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. (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

Claim via Social Media: Vice President Kamala Harris said veterans should “get a job”

USA Today rating: False (not what she said)

Fact check: Kamala Harris misquoted in viral post on veterans, jobs

Claim by The Guardian: “Deserts are heat producers, reflecting around 60% to 70% of the solar energy that falls on them straight back into the atmosphere.”; “If we want to do something about global warming, we have to do something about deserts.”

Climate Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Deserts cool the planet through the reflection of solar radiation)

Deserts cool the planet by reflecting solar radiation to space; vegetated areas have an overall warming effect, so planting trees in deserts doesn’t necessarily cool the planet

The Guardian Rating

Claim by greatreject.org: Government of Norway indicted for crimes against humanity

Lead Stories rating: False (No Indictment)

Fact Check: There is NO Indictment Against The Norwegian Government For Crimes Against Humanity

GreatReject Rating

Claim by Townhall via Dennis Prager: Scientific evidence doesn’t support the wearing of face masks; “why do you care if I don’t wear a mask? Doesn’t your mask protect you?”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (science does support wearing masks because it reduces spread Covid-19 through droplet reduction)

Scientific evidence supports wearing a face mask to reduce COVID-19 spread, mainly by preventing infectious liquid particles from reaching other people

Townhall Rating

Claim by Viral Image: President Joe Biden signed an executive order granting E-visas to 25,000 Nigerian citizens in specific professions

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Sign An Executive Order Granting E-Visas To 25,000 Nigerian Citizens In Specific Professions?

(International: Nigeria) Claim: Unemployment falls in Nigeria under Buhari

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Nigeria has seen unemployment rise steadily since Buhari took office in 2015

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