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

BLATANT
LIE
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?

BLATANT
LIE
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 …”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False (there are many countries much worse, for example, Russia.)

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

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