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 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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