The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/05/2022

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 the CO2 Coalition: “There is no evidence, other than models, that human CO2 emissions drive climate change and abundant evidence that the Sun, coupled with natural climate cycles, drives most, if not all, of recent climate changes”

Climate Feedback rating: Incorrect (Atmospheric observations do not support the hypothesis that the Sun has driven modern warming. There is a consensus of scientific evidence that warming is driven by human greenhouse gas emissions.)

Robust scientific evidence supports that human activity drives global warming, contrary to claims in a CO2 Coalition blog post by Andy May

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Klaus Schwab Says ‘Internet Must Be Reformed’ For The ‘Great Reset’

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Tweet)

Fact Check: Klaus Schwab Did NOT Say ‘Internet Must Be Reformed’ For ‘The Great Reset’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Video: claims to show a mass graveyard for Russian soldiers who were killed during the invasion of Ukraine.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The video is from 2021 and shows graves being dug in a Russian city ahead of winter. The video has nothing to do with the invasion of Ukraine.)

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show A Mass Grave For Russian Soldiers Killed in Ukraine?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Government Proposed Taxing Unrealized Gains For Most Americans.

Lead Stories rating: False (Only Top 0.01%)

Fact Check: Government Did NOT Propose Taxing Unrealized Gains For Most Americans — Just Top Earners

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Old Fauci clip about natural immunity applies to COVID-19 vaccines.

Lead Stories rating: False (While it is true that getting COVID offers some natural immunity from reinfection, health experts continue to recommend that people get vaccinated, even if they have already had COVID.)

Fact Check: Flu and COVID-19 Are NOT Identical Illnesses, So Vaccine Recommendations Vary

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LIE
(International: Philippines): A supporter of Vice President Leni Robredo tweeted to say that they fired their helpers and drivers who are supporting rival candidate Bongbong Marcos

VERA Files rating: False (Fake)

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB groups spread FAKE Twitter screenshot claiming pro-Leni supporter fired employees backing rival team – Vera Files

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