The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/03/2022

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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FALSE Claim by Josh Mandel (R): Says Mike Gibbons said “military service doesn’t count as real work.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Gibbons said Mandel has never worked in the private sector. He didn’t say that military service doesn’t count as work.)

In Ohio US Senate race, Mandel falsely claimed that Gibbons said military service isn’t ‘real work’

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Ketanji Brown Jackson Was The Judge During The Pizzagate Sentencing

Lead Stories rating: True (yes, she was)

Fact Check: Ketanji Brown Jackson WAS Judge During Pizzagate Sentencing

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “CDC is no longer releasing data comparing vaccinated vs unvaccinated deaths & hospitalizations.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Weekly rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths by vaccination status are published monthly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on its website.)

COVID-19 Data Comparing Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Continue to Be Available, Contrary to Viral Posts

FALSE Claim by Liz Wheeler: “If you don’t have hepatitis B then your baby’s not going to have hepatitis B”; “there’s 16 times the amount of aluminum that the FDA says can poison a baby”

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (People who don’t belong to at-risk groups, including children, can also get Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection through casual contact with blood or other body fluids from an infected person. Hepatitis B vaccines provide long-term protection against infection. Aluminum levels in vaccines are safe.)

Children under six are at a much higher risk of hepatitis B-related complications than adults; vaccination is very safe and effective at preventing infection and disease

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: “The Space Foundation has erased the honors previously bestowed on Yuri Gagarin, the first man to ever be in space. His name was stripped ‘in light of current events.’”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (His name was removed from a fundraising event. The organization did not revoke any formal honors from the cosmonaut. Exhibits related to Gagarin are still on display at the foundation’s gallery in Colorado.)

The Space Foundation didn’t revoke honors from Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Australia): Employers can be jailed under the “Corporate Manslaughter Act” for adverse vaccine reactions suffered by their employees.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (There is no such Act and experts say such cases would not apply under existing industrial manslaughter legislation.)

Confused vaccine manslaughter claim based on non-existent law

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