The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/07/2022

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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TRUE Claim by Elizabeth Warren (D): Overturning Roe v. Wade is unpopular with Americans.

Newsweek rating: True (When looking at a variety of polling around 60% are opposed to Overturning Roe V. Wade.)

Fact Check: Is Overturning Roe v. Wade Unpopular With Americans?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “White House physician demands Biden’s immediate resignation following his ‘obvious’ cognitive decline.”

Politifact rating: False (The current White House physician gave President Joe Biden a full medical evaluation in November and said he is fit to carry out his duties. The statement was made by Trump’s former White House physician who is running for office.)

Current White House doctor did not call for Biden’s resignation

FALSE Claim by Children’s Health Defense: Inhaled Microplastics Found in Lung Tissue—Are Face Masks Contributing to the Problem?

The Dispatch rating: False (They cite an article that does not mention masks.)

Fact Checking Claims About Masks and Microplastics in Lung Tissue

Children’s Health Defense Bias and Credibility Rating

FALSE Claim by Jeanine Pirro: “There are 63 million abortions a year in this country.”

Politifact rating: False (The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts the 2019 figure at around 629,898.)

Jeanine Pirro wrongly says there are 63 million abortions per year in the U.S.

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Alejandro Mayorkas (D): “You know what happens to these individuals? They are either expelled under the Title 42 of the CDC, or they are placed into immigration enforcement proceedings. They make their claims under the law. If those claims don’t prevail, they are promptly removed from the United States…

The Washington Post rating: Three Pinocchios (Not promptly removed)

Analysis | Mayorkas’s claim that undocumented immigrants are ‘promptly removed’

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Russia): Claim by Andrey Klimov: “Russia is the only country that delivers direct humanitarian aid to people … Sometimes Russian humanitarian caravans are bombed with weapons that NATO supplies to Ukraine.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False (No, they created the disaster and did not send humanitarian aid.)

Russia Creates Ukraine Disaster, Then Claims Credit For ‘Humanitarian’ Aid

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