The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/18/2022

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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Claim by Sarah Godlewski (D): “Ron Johnson is trying to let insurance companies deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions like cancer, depression, pregnancy, diabetes—or even COVID.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Johnson is not a fan of the Affordable Care Act, which includes a key provision that prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. But he has said consistently he supports securing coverage for those people, even if it’s not through the Affordable Care Act.) 

Godlewski off-base with claim on Johnson’s view on coverage for those with pre-existing conditions

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Healthy People DO not Die From COVID-19.

Lead Stories rating: False (Healthy people are less likely to die, but they do die from Covid.)

Fact Check: Healthy People DO Die From COVID-19

Claim by Rebecca Kleefisch (R): “As your Lieutenant Governor…I cut your taxes.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (She may want to, but the lieutenant governor isn’t responsible for introducing, voting on or signing measures like tax cuts into law.)

Kleefisch didn’t have the power to cut taxes on her own as lieutenant governor

Claim by Viral Video: purportedly shows President Joe Biden and newly-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson celebrating the ousting of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Digitally altered)

FACT CHECK: No, This Video Doesn’t Show Joe Biden And Ketanji Brown Jackson Celebrating The Ousting Of Imran Khan

FALSE Claim via Social Media: McDonald’s added xylitol to its ice cream which is toxic to dogs.

PolitiFact rating: False (It does not contain xylitol.)

McDonald’s didn’t add xylitol, a sugar alcohol toxic to dogs, to its soft serve ice cream

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by High Vaccination Rate does not Explain Why 92% Of English COVID Deaths Are Among Fully Vaccinated

Lead Stories rating: False (Majority are vaccinated)

Fact Check: High Vaccination Rate Explains Why 92% Of English COVID Deaths Are Among Fully Vaccinated — Numbers Only Part Of Full Story

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