The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/19/2022

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 Mary Miller (R): The Biden Administration is engaging in extreme ‘woke’ politics by encouraging children to take chemical castration drugs and undergo surgeries, and they are lying to children by telling them puberty blockers are “reversible.”

Politifact rating: False (Most credible scientific studies show the effects of puberty blockers are reversible.)

Rep. Mary Miller says White House is encouraging kids to take “castration” drugs, undergo surgeries

TRUE Claim by Turning Point USA: The founder of Kwanzaa is a convicted felon who kidnapped and tortured two women.

The Dispatch rating: True (Karenga was convicted of two counts of felony assault and false imprisonment. He believed two women in an organization he headed up were spying on him, and tortured them in an attempt to get them to confess.)

Fact Check: Was the Founder of Kwanzaa Convicted of Kidnapping and Torture?

Turning Point USA Rating

Claim via Social Media: Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh were actors wearing masks during Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (are there crackpots who believe this?)

No, this video doesn’t prove Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh were actors wearing masks

Claim by Viral Video: purports to show a BBC News report alleging that Ukraine was responsible for a rocket attack that killed 50 Ukrainian civilians at a railway station.

Check Your Fact rating: False (No such report exists)

FACT CHECK: Did BBC News Report That Ukraine Was Responsible For The Kramatorsk Train Station Attack?

Claim via Social Media: The Brooklyn subway attack was a false flag.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (No comment)

No, the Brooklyn subway shooting was not a false flag attack

FALSE (International: New Zealand): There were 2,000 excess deaths in New Zealand while the vaccine was being rolled out.

Full Fact rating: False (There were 34,932 deaths in New Zealand in 2021. This is around 2,200 higher than the five-year average from 2015 to 2019. There is no evidence the rise in deaths was caused by vaccines, and statisticians have attributed the rising death rate to the country’s ageing population.)

GB News interview features misleading claims about Covid-19 and vaccines – Full Fact

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