The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/11/2022

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 Kevin Nicholson (R): “Over the course of two months, Tony Evers refused to remove (Curtis Schmitt Jr.) from the (state’s veterans) Board despite having the authority to do (so).”

PolitiFact rating: False (The day after Schmitt was charged with possession of child pornography, the Evers administration sent him a letter asking him to immediately resign.)

No, Evers didn’t refuse to remove vets board chair who was charged with possession of child porn

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: George Soros is wanted in Russia, declared a ‘global terrorist’ in China.

USA Today rating: False (No.)

Fact check: False claims about George Soros and Russia, China

FALSE Claim by J.D. Vance (R): “Joe Biden’s open border” means that there are “more Democrat voters pouring into this country.”

Politifact rating: False (There is not an Open Border and immigrants who cross the border illegally cannot vote in federal elections.)

JD Vance’s ad about ‘open border’ and immigrant voters is wrong

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Post: claims Ukraine is the first country to implement the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Great Reset” plan by creating a social credit system and instituting universal basic income (UBI).

Check Your Fact rating: False (They have not.)

FACT CHECK: No, Ukraine Has Not Created A Social Credit System As Part Of The ‘Great Reset’

FALSE Claim by Penn Progress: “John Fetterman’s a self-described democratic socialist.”

PolitiFact rating: False (No evidence that Fetterman has described himself that way.)

No proof that Pa. US Senate candidate John Fetterman has described himself as a democratic socialist

FALSE (International: Sri Lanka): Carrying Sri Lankan flag will prevent military from shooting at protesters.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Sri Lankan flag does not ‘protect’ protesters from military, lawyers say

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