The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/14/2021

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 by Viral image: After learning some officers are Jewish, “Ilhan Omar says police shouldn’t exist.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, Ilhan Omar didn’t say that police shouldn’t exist because there are Jewish cops

Claim via Social Media: George Floyd’s younger brother, Dejywan Floyd, was arrested in North Carolina for a ‘road rage’ shooting of a white couple

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Brothers)

Fact Check: George Floyd’s Younger Brother Was NOT Arrested And Charged In Deadly Road Rage Attack

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “A new, independent study put out last week found that at least 55 of our largest corporations used various loopholes to pay zero federal income tax in 2020.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Some critics say the financial disclosures used to compile the report are imperfect estimates of what these companies actually paid in taxes.)

Fact-checking Joe Biden on how little some corporations pay in taxes

Claim: Minnesota officials deployed the state’s National Guard in response to protests against the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright on April 11, 2021. rating: True

Was National Guard Deployed in Minneapolis After Police Shooting of Daunte Wright?

Claim by Nicholas Langworthy (R): Residents of New York state “pay the highest taxes in the nation.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (yes, the highest overall tax burden in the United States, but in some situations, they do better.)

Does New York state have the highest taxes in the United States?

(International: United Kingdom) Claim: By Wings Over Scotland: “The SNP are paying lobby groups with your money to try to reduce the age of consent in Scotland to 10.”

The Ferret rating: False (Stonewall Scotland or LGBT Youth are not lobbying to lower the age of consent to age 10.)

Claim SNP funding groups lobbying to lower age of consent is FFS

Wings Over Scotland Rating

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