The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/23/2022

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 Mike Gallagher (R): “Inflation has gone up every month of the Biden presidency and just hit another 40-year high.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Economic data shows that inflation has indeed reached its highest point since the early 1980s. The rate of inflation has also steadily increased during Joe Biden’s presidency, aside from a small plateau in mid-2021.)

Yes, inflation is at a 40-year high, and rates have been climbing throughout Biden’s time in office

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Klaus Schwab says property ownership is unsustainable in WEF tweet

AFP Fact Check rating: False (No such tweet.)

No evidence WEF tweet said property ownership ‘unsustainable’

FALSE Claim by Charlie Crist (D): Says he has “always” believed “in a woman’s right to choose.”

Politifact rating: False (Crist’s view on abortion has changed throughout his decades in Florida politics, much like his party affiliation.)

Crist says he ‘always’ supported abortion access. But his record shows inconsistency

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Google Maps has opened all military and strategic facilities in Russia they have become available in maximum resolution

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Changed)

Fact Check: Google Says It Did NOT Unblur Satellite Images Showing Russian Military Facilities

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “turmeric prevents cancer.”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (no evidence in humans)

Insufficient clinical evidence demonstrating that turmeric cures or prevents cancer

FALSE (International: New Zealand): Claim by Boris Johnson: There are more people in work than there were before the pandemic.

Full Fact rating: False (There are 600,000 fewer people in work than there were before the pandemic.)

Boris Johnson makes false employment claim for ninth time in Parliament – Full Fact

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