The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/16/2022

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 Get Georgia Right: Brian Kemp “dismissed concerns about voter fraud in the 2020 election” and “widespread illegal ballot harvesting continued, electing two Democrat senators.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The roughly 5 million ballots cast in Georgia in the November 2020 presidential election were counted three times, including once by hand, and state and local officials found no evidence of systematic voter fraud. )

Fact-checking an ad against Georgia’s Brian Kemp, false claims about the 2020 election

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposed a 10% tax on white people.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no record of Ocasio-Cortez proposing such a bill.)

FACT CHECK: Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Propose A Bill To Tax White People?

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): “You couldn’t buy a cannon when, in fact, the Second Amendment passed.”

Politifact rating: False (The Second Amendment did not place limits on individual ownership of cannons.)

Joe Biden recycles false claim that the Second Amendment limited gun ownership

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Post: claims a New York airport took legal possession of one of former President Donald Trump’s airplanes.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The news chyron has been digitally fabricated. There is no evidence a New York airport owner took legal possession of Trump’s plane.)

FACT CHECK: No, An Airport Has Not Taken Legal Possession Of One Of Donald Trump’s Planes

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Disney+ has had over 350,000 cancellations in the last five days.

PolitiFact rating: False (No evidence. Disney does not routinely release information on subscriber numbers. The company last released statistics in its quarterly report in February 2022. The next update will be during Disney’s next quarterly earning call in May.)

There’s no evidence Disney+ lost over 350,000 subscribers in ‘five days’

FALSE (International: Nigeria): Nigeria’s debt has increased by N4 trillion in the past six years.

Africa Check rating: Incorrect

Online publication ties itself in knots in report on Nigeria’s debt profile

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