The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/24/2022

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 Scott Bedke (R): “Joe Biden’s Justice Department labeled parents ‘domestic terrorists.'”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Didn’t happen)

Attorney General Never Called Concerned Parents ‘Domestic Terrorists’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Post: claims 46 states have performed vote recounts that confirmed President Joe Biden lost the 2020 presidential election.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Only six states have conducted recounts for the 2020 presidential election. All of them confirmed Biden’s win.)

FACT CHECK: No, 46 States Have Not Performed Vote Recounts For The 2020 Presidential Election

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “perhaps in collusion with the Radical Left Democrats” are attempting to “unseat” U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

PolitiFact rating: False (A group of voters filed a challenge with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger seeking to remove U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the ballot. The challenge hinges on her statements before the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and a section of the 14th amendment that bars people from serving in office if they engaged in insurrection. According to Georgia law, Raffensperger was required to forward the challenge to an administrative law judge who held a hearing in the case April 22. The judge will issue a recommendation and then Raffensperger will make a decision.)

Trump is wrong about Marjorie Taylor Greene legal challenge and Georgia officials

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by dailyexpose.uk: U.S. Department Of Defense Did Award A Contract For ‘COVID-19 Research’ In Ukraine 3 Months Before Virus Was Known To Exist.

Lead Stories rating: False (Order Changed)

Fact Check: Defense Department Did NOT Award Contract For ‘COVID-19 Research’ In Ukraine 3 Months Before Virus Was Known

Daily Expose Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “California Democrats are trying to legalize killing children up to the age of 28 days.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (The bill would prevent prosecution in cases of “perinatal death due to a pregnancy-related cause.” But authorities would investigate if there were evidence of foul play leading to an infant’s death.)

California Not Poised to ‘Legalize Infanticide’

FALSE (International: Turkey): Claim by Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “I wish success for our heroic soldiers involved in this operation, which we are carrying out in close cooperation with the central Iraqi government and the regional administration.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Turkey Falsely Claims Iraq Agreed to Attack in Northern Iraq

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