The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/02/2022

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. We fact-check the fact-checkers and let you know their bias. When appropriate we explain the rating and/or offer our own rating if we disagree with the fact-checker. (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
Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

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Claim by Tammy Duckworth (D): “An extra 2 whole months and 15 days. That’s how long it takes for white women to make the same amount men made in the same job last year. And it’s even worse for women of color.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Incorrectly cites a national study of the gender pay gap to include an analysis of men and women in the same job. It doesn’t. While it is true the gender pay gap is worse generally for Black, Latina, Native and Asian American women, Duckworth made the same mistaken comparison about occupation.)

Duckworth overstates specifics of gender pay gap study

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Federal coverage for COVID-19 treatment and testing for uninsured Americans ended.

Verify rating: True

Yes, federal coverage of COVID-19 testing and treatment for uninsured Americans has ended

Claim by Republican National Committee: Biden told the press “I’m not gonna take any questions because I think it’s inappropriate”

Poynter rating: Mostly False (lacks context as Biden said taking questions about Justice Breyer was inappropriate.)

Joe Biden said taking questions on Justice Breyer was inappropriate

RNC Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Oxygen kills cancer”; Otto Warburg won two Nobel Prizes for proving lack of oxygen is the cause of cancer

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (Scientific evidence points to mutations as the cause of cancer, not the lack of oxygen.)

Lack of oxygen isn’t the root cause of cancer; no scientific evidence for claims that oxygen or ozone therapy cures cancer

TRUE Claim by Joe Biden (D): “Putin has the gall to say he’s ‘de-Nazifying’ Ukraine. It’s a lie.” rating: True (Experts Agree)

The Facts on ‘De-Nazifying’ Ukraine

(International: Australia): Claim by Bob Katter MP: Children in Israel, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland are provided with rifles at school.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (None of those four countries give children firearms at school.)

Katter misfires with wild guns in school quote

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