The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/03/2022

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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BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Viral Image: “Disneyland estates have been used for MK-ULTRA mind control, human trafficking, occult rituals, and parading sexual deviants.”

Politifact rating: False (Crackpot Conspiracies)

Conspiracy theories about Disney abound after Florida law controversy

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by The Expose: Are child hepatitis cases linked to COVID-19 vaccines?

Newsweek rating: False (No Evidence)

Fact Check: Are Child Hepatitis Cases Linked to COVID-19 Vaccines?

The Expose Rating

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim via Social Media: “The Red Cross sells your donated blood to hospitals for $150 and then that hospital charges you thousands for a blood transfusion.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (The price a hospital pays for blood varies depending on location and other factors, but reports indicate prices have ranged from around $180 to $300 since 2000. Several reports indicated hospitals charge patients thousands of dollars for a transfusion.)

Fact-checking claim about the Red Cross and blood sold to hospitals

FALSE Claim by Viral Image: claims the state of Georgia found “over 1,600 instances of noncitizens voting in 2020.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (Georgia election officials recently announced that a review of the state’s voter rolls uncovered more than 1,600 instances in which noncitizens attempted to vote in elections. However, the review looked at elections spanning as far back as 1997, not just 2020.)

FACT CHECK: Did Georgia Find ‘Over 1,600 Instances Of Noncitizens Voting In 2020’?

TRUE Claim by Kathy Hochul (D): Since taking office, Hochul has passed more than 400 new bills

PolitiFact rating: True

In New York State, so many bills

MOSTLY
FALSE
(International: Australia): Claim by The Australian Greens: On any given night in Australia, more than 100,000 people do not have a roof over their head.

Australian Associated Press rating: Misleading (According to the most recent census data in 2016, more than 116,000 people were technically homeless but only around 8000 people were sleeping rough.)

Greens jumble numbers with claim about homelessness

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