The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/21/2022

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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MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Tony Kurtz (R): If Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers “had passed his (gas) tax increases … fuel prices would be at least a dime higher.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (It would have increased the gas tax by 8-cents per gallon and tied future increases to inflation. It would be 11.1 cents higher today, due to inflation.)

Yes, gas tax hike plan would have added at least a dime per gallon at the pump

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Rumor: Purportedly shows a news article claiming that Disney’s CEO admitted “going woke” was a “huge mistake.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (Satire)

FACT CHECK: Did Disney’s CEO Say ‘Going Woke’ Was A ‘Huge Mistake’?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Leftist justice reform” is the reason that the NYC subway shooting suspect wasn’t in jail at the time of the attack.

PolitiFact rating: False (His prior arrests came decades ago. The arrests that occurred in New York, for example,  were in the 1990s, most occurring when Republican Rudy Giuliani was mayor of the city and well before current justice reform efforts by prosecutors.)

No evidence recent justice reform efforts kept Brooklyn subway shooter out of jail

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Putin Did End The Rothschild’s Control Over Russia By Nationalizing The Russian Central Bank

Lead Stories rating: False (antisemitic conspiracy theory)

Fact Check: Putin Did NOT End Rothschild Control Over Russia By Nationalizing Russian Central Bank — State Bank Was Created More Than A Century Ago

FALSE Claim by Mehmet Oz (R): Dave McCormick is “liberal, pro-Biden, pro-China.”

PolitiFact rating: False (McCormick has campaigned attacking China, Joe Biden, and holds conservative positions.)

Dr. Oz misses the facts in calling GOP Senate rival McCormick liberal and supportive of Biden, China

FALSE (International: Australia): No empire in history has existed for more than 250 years.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Many have lasted much longer than 250 years, including the Roman, Egyptian and Ottoman empires.)

Empires strike back against false 250-year claim

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