The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/28/2022

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 same system that kept you in the dark about Ghislaine Maxwell…doesn’t mind live-streaming Johnny Depp’s trial.”

Politifact rating: False (Depp’s trial is taking place in a county courtroom, while Maxwell’s was in federal court which generally prohibits recording devices.)

Depp, Maxwell trials held in different jurisdictions with different media rules

Claim by Kevin McCarthy (R): “I have never asked the president to resign. So what the book said was not true.”

The Washington Post rating: False (He said he was going to ask the President to resign.)

Analysis | Kevin McCarthy’s master class in spin and obfuscation

TRUE Claim by Ted Nugent: Has a Wikipedia Co-Founder Complained About the Site’s Liberal Bias?

The Dispatch rating: True (Larry Sanger has complained repeatedly since 2002.)

Fact Check: Has a Wikipedia Founder Complained About the Site’s Liberal Bias?

Claim by Viral Post: claims CNN anchor Chris Wallace quit the network after only three weeks on the air.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Still Employed)

FACT CHECK: Did Chris Wallace Quit CNN After Only Three Weeks?

FALSE Claim by Rima Laibow: Squalene in vaccines caused Gulf War Syndrome; the World Health Organization aims to depopulate the world with sterility-causing vaccines

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Claim that squalene in vaccines causes autoimmune diseases and Gulf War Syndrome is unsubstantiated by evidence

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Dmitry Kiselyov: “There is no country in the world that treats journalists more cruelly than Ukraine, the regime simply cannot stand freedom of speech …” rating: False (there are many countries much worse, for example, Russia.)

False From Kremlin: Ukraine ‘Can’t Stand’ Free Press

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