The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/27/2022

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: “The White House presented commemorative coins” dedicated to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

PolitiFact rating: False (The commemorative coins honoring Volodymyr Zelenskyy were created for sale by a private company called the White House Gift Shop, not the U.S. government.)

Commemorative Zelenskyy coins created by private gift shop, not Biden White House

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Majorie Taylor Greene wore an earpiece during testimony.

Reuters rating: False (It was a strand of hair that was digitally altered.)

Fact Check-Image claiming Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was wearing a wire during her testimony is digitally altered

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Joe Biden (D): “After their massive tax giveaway to the superwealthy and giant corporations in 2017, congressional Republicans now want to raise taxes on middle class families”

The Washington Post rating: Three Pinocchios (Proposed by Senator Scott, but No legislation has been crafted, and no other Republican lawmakers have announced their support.)

Analysis | Biden’s false claim that ‘congressional Republicans’ want to raise taxes

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via viral video: A video shows the Russian warship Moskva exploding.

PolitiFact rating: False (The footage that some social media users on TikTok and other platforms have mistaken as video of a strike against a key Russian warship is actually from 2013. It shows a Norwegian military exercise testing a new type of missile.)

Video shows Norwegian military practice shot, not Russian warship exploding

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Kids Getting Hepatitis Related To JJ Vaccine Adenovirus Vector.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Approved for kids.)

Fact Check: Child Hepatitis Cases NOT Related To J&J Vaccine — It’s NOT Approved For Youths In US Or UK

FALSE (International: Australia): The Chinese Communist Party owns and controls some of Australia’s most popular milk brands.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The majority are Australian-owned, with others being subsidiaries of Japanese or Canadian firms.)

China milk brands ownership claim skims the facts

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