The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/04/2022

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 Ohio Gun Owners: Matt Dolan sponsored Michael Bloomberg’s “red-flag gun confiscation law, letting the people reporting your social media posts send SWAT teams to your house to take your guns.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The bill would not have allowed for confiscations by SWAT teams based on citizens reporting a person’s social media posts. The bill did not pass.)

Claim that Ohio US Senate candidate Matt Dolan sought gun grabs for social media posts is False

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Claim via Social Media: Donald Trump invited all the Great MAGA Patriots to BOYCOTT the midterm elections in November

Lead Stories rating: False (Satire)

Fact Check: Donald Trump Did NOT Issue Statement Calling For ‘MAGA Patriots’ To Boycott Midterm Elections

FALSE Claim by Sean Hannity: Conservatives gained Twitter followers after the company announced its deal with Elon Musk because “Twitter lifted a broad anti-conservative, anti-Trump shadow ban.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Twitter said the follower count fluctuations were organic, resulting from users creating and deactivating accounts rather than any policy changes. The company also locked out employees from making product changes, according to news reports.)

Sean Hannity falsely credits conservative Twitter follower gains to lifting of ‘shadow ban’

Sean Hannity Rating

FALSE Claim by Viral Post: U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer requested to have its public shares delisted from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence suggesting Pfizer has delisted its shares. A spokesperson for Pfizer confirmed that the company is delisting notes, not shares.)

FACT CHECK: Did Pfizer Delist All Its Shares From The New York Stock Exchange?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Kids are getting hepatitis. It’s being caused be an adenovirus. J&J had an adenovirus vector. Couldn’t possibly be related.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Kids Can’t Get J&J Shot – no connection to vaccine)

Pediatric Hepatitis Cases May Be Linked to Adenovirus, No Connection to COVID-19 Vaccination

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Russian Defense Ministry: “Thanks to President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin’s initiative, 80 civilians, including women and children, held by the Ukrainian nationalists have been rescued from the territory of the Azovstal factory in Mariupol.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Russia’s False Claims About Azovstal Evacuation

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/04/2022"

  1. What’s going on here? Nothing to see?

    Claim via Social Media: “Kids are getting hepatitis. It’s being caused be an adenovirus. J&J had an adenovirus vector. Couldn’t possibly be related.”
    FactCheck.org rating: False (Kids Can’t Get J&J Shot – no connection to vaccine)

    10 More States Report Mysterious Hepatitis Outbreaks in Children
    https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/10-more-states-report-mysterious-hepatitis-outbreaks-in-children_4444968.html

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