The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/17/2022

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 via Social Media: “Just passed into law today: You cannot go 5 miles over speed limit” in North Carolina.

Politifact rating: False (No such law)

Pump the brakes: no law stipulating that drivers can’t go 5 miles over limit in North Carolina

FALSE Claim by dailyexpose.uk: Deaths Of More Than 4,000 Babies Due To COVID Shots are Found In US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Data

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Confirmed)

Fact Check: Claim Of More Than 4,000 Fetal Or New-Born Deaths Due To COVID Shots NOT Found In US VAERS Data

Daily Expose Rating

FALSE Claim by Occupy Democrats: The chairman of Virginia’s Republican Party made a “shockingly racist post” about Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

Politifact rating: False (The racist Facebook post about two Black military leaders, including Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, was made by the chairman of the Electoral Board in Hampton, Virginia — not the chairman of Virginia’s Republican Party. )

Racist Facebook post is real, but it was not made by the chairman of Virginia’s Republican Party

Occupy Democrats Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: allegedly shows a statement released by former President Donald Trump that refers to former Vice President Mike Pence as a “dog.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (The statement is digitally fabricated. There is no evidence Trump released a statement calling Pence a dog.)

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Call Mike Pence A Dog In A Recent Statement?

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Dave McCormick (R): Mehmet Oz “called for a New Zealand-style gun ban” and said “Americans should have less access to guns.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Oz campaigns as a gun owner who supports the Second Amendment, but for years he supported gun-control measures.)

In Pa. Senate run, Dr. Oz casts self as pro-Second Amendment, but he has backed gun-control measures

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Sergey Lavrov: “The West demonstrates totalitarian intolerance towards alternative points of view. Democracy, liberalism, pluralism are not observed here. On the contrary, censorship and arbitrariness are intensifying.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

All In For Censorship (And Hypocrisy) at the Kremlin

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