The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/09/2022

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 Andrea Stewart-Cousins: When the New York State Senate voted to legalize abortion in 1970, 12 Republican senators voted in favor of it.

PolitiFact rating: True

More than 50 years ago in New York, Republican support for abortion

FALSE Claim by AnonHQ: The SARS-CoV-2 virus was engineered in a laboratory and deliberately released

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (To date, scientific evidence indicates that the virus SARS-CoV-2 is a product of natural evolution, not genetic engineering.)

No evidence that SARS-CoV-2 was engineered in a laboratory, contrary to claim by Li-Meng Yan

AnonHQ Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Meme: President Joe Biden has “[s]topped abortion.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Blatant Lie as Joe Biden has said “Reproductive rights are a constitutional right. And, in fact, every woman should have that right.”)

Biden Hasn’t ‘Stopped Abortion,’ Contrary to Social Media Claim

FALSE Claim by Miamistandard.news: California introduces a bill that would allow mothers to kill their babies up to 7 days after birth

Lead Stories rating: False (Under California State Assembly Bill 2223, a person would not have a license to kill (LTK) their baby for a week after they’re born.)

Fact Check: California Did NOT Introduce A New Bill Allowing Mothers To Kill Their Babies Up To 7 Days After Birth

Miami Standard Rating

FALSE Claim by Dennis Prager: When there is “a noose on a college dorm of a Black student” or a racial slur “on a dormitory building, the odds are overwhelming that a Black student actually did that.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Dennis Prager offered no evidence to substantiate his claim that Black students are overwhelmingly responsible for on-campus hate crimes involving the hanging of a noose or the writing of a racial slur. No data source specifically tracks that, anyway.)

Dennis Prager baselessly claims Black students commit ‘overwhelming’ share of campus hate crimes

PragerU rating

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Philippines): Two days before the elections, the Department of Health will report a surge in COVID-19 cases and attribute it to Leni Robredo’s campaign rallies

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Posts claiming DOH to bloat COVID cases before elections NOT TRUE

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