The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/18/2021

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: Coca-Cola, Ben & Jerry’s and other companies support rioting.

PolitiFact rating: False

No, these companies don’t support rioting

Claim by Social media: Democrats voted against notifying ICE when undocumented immigrants buy firearms

USA Today rating: Mostly False (old bill from 2019 that died in the Senate)

Fact check: Meme misleads on Democrats’ vote on immigrants and guns

Claim by George Papadopoulos: Says Joe Biden is “withholding $150 million in aid from Ukraine” to “pressure Ukraine to drop all criminal investigations into him and his son, Hunter.”

PolitiFact rating: False (No evidence)

No evidence that Joe Biden is withholding aid to Ukraine to help his son Hunter

Claim by the Daily Wire: the active warrant for which Minnesota police attempted to arrest Daunte Wright was related to an aggravated robbery case

Check Your Fact rating: False (wanted on a gun charge, he was set to go on trial for the robbery case)

FACT CHECK: Was Daunte Wright’s warrant for aggravated robbery?

Claim via Social Media: 2342 Fatalities From COVID Vaccines, including Hank Aaron Marvelous Marvin Hagler killed by vaccine

Lead Stories rating: False (according to CDC no evidence people have died from the vaccine)

Fact Check: Vaccine Claims Debunked: NO Evidence 2,342 Fatalities From COVID-19 Vaccine

(International: Iran) Claim: “Damascus says the U.S. is fully responsible for the adverse outcome of its criminal policies against Syria, calling on Washington to … compensate for the losses the nation has suffered as a result of the American military aggression and troop deployment.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Damascus Makes Misleading Claims About Civil War Destruction

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