The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/13/2022

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 via Social Media: As with people vaccinated against COVID-19, “many people who were NOT vaccinated also experienced zero or mild symptoms.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Some do, but unvaccinated people still experience higher rates of hospitalization and death from COVID-19 than vaccinated people.)

Hospitalizations, deaths are not the same among unvaccinated and vaccinated with COVID-19

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Obamacare And Medical Coding Are Part Of A Global System Of Human Trafficking.

Lead Stories rating: False (Crackpot conspiracy theories.)

Fact Check: Obamacare And Medical Coding Are NOT Part Of A Global System Of Human Trafficking

FALSE Claim by the Democratic Party of Virginia: “The proposed (Virginia) House budget cuts hundreds of millions in funding for public education…”

Politifact rating: False (The Republican-led House of Delegates voted to raise state K-12 spending to almost $17 billion for the two-year budget staring July 1, 2022 – a 14.5% increase.)

No, Virginia’s House did not vote to cut school funding

FALSE Claim via viral image: Photos show Sen. Marsha Blackburn flashing a “white power gesture” during a Senate hearing (or vote) on the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

Snopes.com rating: False (not from confirmation hearings and appears to be a random shot from a different time.)

Do Pics Show Blackburn Flashing ‘White Power Sign’ in US Senate?

FALSE Claim by Ron Desantis (R): New York City is “wasting taxpayer money on” billboards in Florida.

Politifact rating: False (no tax dollars used.)

NYC’s ‘gay’ ad campaign to Floridians used donations, not tax money

FALSE (International: Ukraine): Ukrainian citizens need to be vaccinated to receive government war payment

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Posts share false ‘vaccination requirement’ claim about Ukraine war relief fund

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