The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/26/2022

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 Viral Image: Joe Biden’s comments prove that food shortages are being “done deliberately by the governments of the world.”

Politifact rating: False (Food security experts have warned that the war in Ukraine could cause food shortages. President Joe Biden and other G-7 leaders recently met and discussed how to alleviate such a crisis.)

No, Biden’s comments don’t prove governments are orchestrating food shortages

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Hormonal birth control is associated with “PCOS [polycystic ovarian syndrome], hormonal imbalances, depression, and infertility”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Multiple studies show that hormonal contraceptives don’t reduce fertility. Rather than causing polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), hormonal contraceptives help manage the symptoms of PCOS and reduce long-term risks.)

Social media posts inaccurately link hormonal contraceptives with polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, and depression

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by American Leadership Action: “[Dave] McCormick’s woke Connecticut hedge fund supported Black Lives Matter.”

FactCheck.org rating: Misleading (Denouncing bigotry is not the same as an endorsement for BLM.)

McCormick’s Denouncement of ‘Structural Bigotry’ Not an Endorsement of BLM

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: allegedly shows a Fox News chyron quoting Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi Cruz, as saying, “Ted Does Not Tan His Testicles.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (Fake)

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Shows Fake Fox News Chyron About Ted And Heidi Cruz

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Students at a Missouri public school were given a math assignment referencing Maya Angelou’s sexual abuse, sex work.

USA Today rating: True

Fact check: Missouri students were given math assignment about Maya Angelou’s sexual abuse, sex work

FALSE (International: Finland): Did Finnish Parliament Vote to Join NATO?

Newsweek rating: False

Fact Check: Did Finnish Parliament Vote to Join NATO?

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