The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/08/2022

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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MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: “Senate Republicans’ plan” would “end Social Security” and “end Medicare.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (The plan is not a “Senate Republicans’ plan.” It was proposed by one Republican senator, Rick Scott of Florida, and has been criticized by a number of GOP senators. Scott’s plan does not explicitly end Social Security and Medicare. It proposes the sunsetting of all federal laws after five years, requiring Congress to renew the laws it wants to keep.)

Democratic ad exaggerates GOP embrace and scope of Scott’s proposal on Social Security, Medicare

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by newspunch.com: Pfizer Documents Do Reveal Vaccinated Individuals Will Transfer COVID Shot To Unvaccinated Through Inhalation, Skin Contact

Lead Stories rating: False (Debunked nonsense. People do not shed vaccines.)

Fact Check: Pfizer Documents Do NOT Reveal Vaccinated People Transfer COVID Shot To Unvaccinated Through Inhalation, Skin Contact

NewsPunch Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Marjorie Taylor Greene (R): Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Mitt Romney “are pro-pedophile.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Sens. Murkowski, Collins and Romney have clear track records of acting against child exploitation, whether online or in person.)

Greene twists logic and facts in pedophilia charge against GOP senators

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Occupy Democrats: Obama, Clinton and Biden were the only U.S. presidents to lower the deficit in 50 years

Newsweek rating: Mostly False (There is a lot more to it.)

Fact Check: Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and Bill Clinton lower deficit claim

Occupy Democrats Rating

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump Jr.: The FBI lost Hunter Biden’s laptop.

PolitiFact rating: False (They have the laptop)

The FBI lost Hunter Biden’s laptop? There’s no evidence of that

BLATANT
LIE
(International: New Zealand): New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that the country’s politics are less extreme than others’ because Rupert Murdoch was never allowed to set up a media outlet there.

Snopes.com rating: False

No, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Didn’t Say This About Fox News

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