The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/10/2022

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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Claim via Social Media: “With the money Elon Musk spent to buy Twitter shares, he could have given every American family $100,000 and still had enough left over to cancel all student debt.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Even if it was serious, the math is wrong. $3 billion divided by 122 million households would be $24.59 for each family with nothing leftover to cancel student debt.)

Twitter post wasn’t serious about Elon Musk using $3 billion to give every American family $100,000

Claim via Social media: Tucker Carlson suggested photos of bodies in Ukraine could have been staged

USA Today rating: False (Fake)

Fact check: Fictional Tucker Carlson quote about Ukraine spreads on social media

Claim by David Perdue (R): “A secret backroom deal” gave “away hundreds of millions of tax dollars to a Soros-owned company.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (George Soros’ investment fund owns about 20 million shares of the company, or about 2%. Soros does not own the company; it is publicly owned.)

In Ga. governor race, David Perdue wrong that ‘secret’ deal gives George Soros hundreds of millions

Claim by Viral Image: Claims to show Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov seated behind the desk in the Oval Office during former President Donald Trump’s term.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The image is digitally altered. Trump is sitting at the desk in the original photo.)

FACT CHECK: Was Sergey Lavrov Pictured Sitting At The Oval Office Desk?

FALSE Claim by Occupy Democrats: Josh Mandel doctored an image in a campaign ad but “forgot to Photoshop the hands that clearly show he put his face on the body of a Black soldier.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The Mandel campaign shared another version of the image — claiming this was the original — in which Mandel’s hands were lighter. Independent experts found no conclusive signs of manipulation with that version.)

No evidence Josh Mandel photoshopped his face onto body of Black Marine for campaign ad

Occupy Democrats Rating

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by Daily Mirror: Imperial College London’s REACT-LC study found catching Covid-19 in the colder winter months may be a factor in whether some people find their symptoms persisting.

Full Fact rating: False (The Mirror compared research conducted over the 2020/21 autumn and winter period to research conducted in May 2021. These dates did not refer to when participants may have caught Covid-19 in the first place.)

Mirror wrong to say catching Covid in warm weather cuts risk of long Covid – Full Fact

Daily Mirror Rating

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/10/2022"

  1. Of late, it seems like “conspiracy” does not age well until it turns into the inevitable truth.


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