The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/09/2022

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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BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Says Barack Obama tweeted, “Has anyone checked to make sure Donald Trump doesn’t have a Russian birth certificate?”

PolitiFact rating: False (He did not tweet that.)

No, Obama didn’t tweet that Trump might have Russian birth certificate

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Video: purportedly shows clips of audience members yelling, “F*** Joe Biden,” at President Joe Biden.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The audio in the second and third clip have been edited. The audience members are not yelling, “F*** Joe Biden.”)

FACT CHECK: Do These Videos Show People Yelling Profanities At Joe Biden?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “Volodymyr Zelenskyy is a cousin of George Soros, Pentagon official says.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Sorry, but George Soros cannot fund everything and be everything the right does not like.)

No, Zelenskyy and Soros are not cousins

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by USAWatchdog: Triple Covid-19 vaccinated people will develop AIDS.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (crackpot conspiracies)

False claims that Covid-19 boosters cause AIDS spread online

USAWatchdog Rating

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): If Republicans ever repealed the Affordable Care Act, that would mean “100 million Americans with preexisting conditions can once again be denied health care coverage by their insurance companies.”

FactCheck.org rating: Misleading (the number would be half of that.)

Biden Repeats Misleading Talking Point on Preexisting Conditions

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Australia): Claim by Graham Hood: Official data has confirmed 800 COVID-19 ‘vaccine deaths’ in Australia.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The claim is based on a misrepresentation of vaccine safety data. Only 11 deaths have been causally linked to COVID vaccines in Australia.)

No, COVID vaccines have not killed 800 in Australia

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