The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/02/2022

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 Republican National Committee: “Biden to teachers: ‘They’re not somebody else’s children. They’re yours when you’re in the classroom.’”

PolitiFact rating: False (The claim makes it sound like Biden was saying that kids belong to teachers and that teachers can ignore parents’ wishes. But that misrepresents Biden’s comments by omitting words and context. )

RNC tweets distortion of what Biden said to teachers about kids in their classrooms

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Yahdan Yada: “HIV was an invention created by the West”, people “took the HIV medication and got HIV”, you can “reverse HIV naturally”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Pseudoscience)

Persistent myths that HIV was created by the West and that HIV medication causes HIV are both false

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Alkaline foods” can heal the body of cancer.

Politifact rating: False (Pseudoscience, it can’t cure cancer as some people claim.) 

No, the alkaline diet doesn’t cure cancer

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Purportedly shows a commercial from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in which a mother is chastised for the environmental impact of having children.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The clip originates from a British TV series. No such commercial was released by the WEF.)

FACT CHECK: Was This Commercial Showing A Mother Being Chastised For Having Children Created By The World Economic Forum?

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Joe Biden (D): The bipartisan infrastructure law “gives communities the money they need to get forever chemicals, PFAS off, out of the water. … [W]e’re going to get rid of it all.”

FactCheck.org rating: Exaggerates (It would take more than the one law to eliminate “all” PFAS in drinking water.)

Biden’s Earth Day Exaggerations

MOSTLY
FALSE
(International: Australia): Claim by Mark Butler: It is more difficult and expensive to see a doctor in Australia than ever before.

Australian Associated Press rating: Mostly False (Official data does not support the claim it is getting harder to see a GP. While out-of-pocket costs have risen, most patients pay nothing to see a GP.)

Labor doctors the truth on GP costs and availability

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