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

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 via Social Media: Joe Biden didn’t sign an antilynching bill in a ceremony outside the White House on March 29.

PolitiFact rating: False (He really did)

Yes, Joe Biden signed an antilynching bill at the White House on March 29

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Ukrainian refugees beat a Russian teenager to death in Germany.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Reported)

Fact Check: NO Russian 16-Year-Old Was Fatally Beaten By Ukrainians in Germany

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Rick Scott (R): “Medicare goes bankrupt in four years. Social Security goes bankrupt in 12 years.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (Funding levels will drop, but neither will be bankrupt.)

Examining Rick Scott’s Claim That Medicare, Social Security Will Soon Go ‘Bankrupt’

FALSE Claim via Social media: An Albert Einstein paper contradicts carbon dioxide-driven climate change.

USA Today rating: False (This claim is built on a misunderstanding of the science of climate change and what Einstein discussed.)

Fact check: No evidence Einstein refuted CO2-driven climate change

FALSE Claim by Stew Peters, David Martin: “We are allowing human organisms to become bioweapon factories”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 cannot modify DNA and are therefore not gene therapy. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines don’t contain biological agents subject to federal regulation, and don’t cause the body to produce chimeric virus. Genetic material from the vaccines doesn’t replicate and is broken down within days.)

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe; they don’t alter our DNA and aren’t subjected to federal regulation on bioweapons

BLATANT
LIE
(International: India): Video shows final moments before Boeing 737 plane crash in China

BOOM FactCheck rating: False (Flight simulator)

Flight Simulation Video Falsely Viral As Boeing 737 Plane Crash In China | BOOM

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