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 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

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?

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.” rating: False

All In For Censorship (And Hypocrisy) at the Kremlin

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