The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/19/2021

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 Diamond and Silk: Says science shows the physiological effects of wearing masks include hypoxemia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, toxicity and increased muscle tension.

Politifact rating: False (thoroughly debunked…Surgeons/Doctors have been wearing masks for over 100 years without issue.)

Medical Hypotheses journal article lacks evidence that masks cause ill effects

Claim via Social Media: U.S. President Joe Biden kneels down to beg George Floyd’s son for forgiveness.

Lead Stories rating: False (not his son)

Fact Check: President Biden Did NOT Beg George Floyd’s Son For Forgiveness On Bended Knee

Claim by Douglas Frank: Michigan used a mathematical “key” to manipulate vote totals in 2020 election.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (conspiracy theories)

No, Michigan didn’t use an algorithm to manipulate 2020 election results

Claim by Candace Owens/Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA: There is no factual data to back up global warming; real scientists don’t know whether CO2, solar sunspots or natural activity cause global warming

Climate Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Anthropogenic emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases are the leading cause of global mean temperature rise in the industrial era.)

In viral Turning Point USA video, Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk falsely claim there is no evidence of global warming and scientists don’t know the cause

Turning Point USA Rating

Claim by realrawnews.com: Hillary Clinton found guilty by military tribunal on 5th day of trial.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Such Trial)

Fact Check: Hillary Clinton Was NOT Convicted By Military Tribunal

Real Raw News Rating

(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

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate the bias of media sources

Video Advertisement

Share:

Subscribe With Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to MBFC and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 20,660 other subscribers


Be the first to comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/19/2021"

Comments

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.