The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/25/2022

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 via Social Media: Bath and Body Works products are not recommended during pregnancy because they are suspected of “damaging fertility or the unborn child.”

PolitiFact rating: False (A Bath & Body Works safety data sheet includes warnings about skin irritation, infertility and organ damage. These disclosures aren’t new or limited to Bath & Body Works. Home fragrance companies are required to post these notices on their websites. The disclosures are meant for manufacturers and emergency workers — not consumers.)

Social media posts misrepresent safety of Bath & Body Works products during pregnancy

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Newspunch: Vaccines Are Killing People Of Color At Twice The Rate Of White People, HHS Said

Lead Stories rating: False (No evidence)

Fact Check: NO Evidence ‘Vaccines Are Killing People Of Color At Twice The Rate Of White People,’ As HHS Head Said On April 14, 2022

Newspunch Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Epoch Times via Joseph Mercola: “Pfizer Knew About Immunosuppression”; “Fully Vaxxed Are More Likely to Die From COVID”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (vaccinated people are less likely to develop severe COVID-19 and die. There is also no evidence demonstrating that vaccinated people are immunosuppressed.)

Claim by Mercola that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine causes immunosuppression is inaccurate, misrepresents study’s findings

Epoch Times Rating, Mercola Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by “Watch The Water”: COVID-19 is a synthetic version of “snake venom” that evil forces are spreading through remdesivir, the COVID-19 vaccines and drinking water to “make you a hybrid of Satan.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (The crackpottery re-emerges.)

Stew Peters film ‘Watch the Water’ ridiculously claims COVID-19 is snake venom. That’s Pants on Fire

TRUE Claim via Social Media: a screenshot of a Newsmax segment that purportedly included Ben Shapiro as an example of a black conservative.

The Dispatch rating: True

Fact Check: Did Newsmax Include Ben Shapiro in a Graphic on Black Conservatives?

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Russian Defense Ministry: “1,464 Ukrainian servicemen laid down their arms and surrendered. They are not subjected to violence or psychological pressure.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False (Unsubstantiated)

Dubious Russian Claims About Ukrainian POWs

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