The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/10/2022

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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MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by One America News: “Pfizer tries to hide 2.4K full-time hires handling vax injuries.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Adverse events are not verified vaccine injuries. Anyone in the general public can submit adverse event reports, which are not vetted until after submission. While Pfizer did onboard more people to process an increased caseload of adverse event reports, this does not equate to damage control for verified vaccine injuries.)

Pfizer did not ‘hide’ hiring of 2,400 people to handle expected increase of vaccine-related health

OAN Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Video: claims North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces attacked Russian soldiers heading toward the Ukrainian border.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence NATO attacked Russia.)

FACT CHECK: Did NATO Attack Russian Soldiers Heading Toward The Ukrainian Border?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Social media posts: A rash of “mysterious” fires at food-processing plants is “obviously suspicious and it could lead to serious food shortages.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (There’s been no significant increase in fires at food production facilities so far in 2022, according to the National Fire Protection Association.)

Unfounded Claims About Frequency and Causes of Food Plant Fires

FALSE Claim by Epoch Times: mRNA COVID-19 vaccines accumulate in the ovaries, change menstrual cycles, and lead the immune system to mount “an immune response to their own placental protein”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Safety monitoring data and multiple studies show that COVID-19 vaccines don’t negatively affect conception, pregnancy, or male or female fertility. Current evidence indicates that COVID-19 vaccines don’t impair ovarian function nor cause the immune system to cross-react to the placental protein syncytin-1.)

Multiple studies show that COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause pregnancy or fertility problems, despite widespread claims on social media

Epoch Times Rating

FALSE Claim by Elon Musk: NBC News “covered up Hunter Biden laptop story.”

Politifact rating: False (NBC News reported in 2020 that its staff was denied the access it needed to verify the authenticity of documents from the laptop believed to belong to Hunter Biden.)

Elon Musk’s false claim that NBC News covered up Hunter Biden laptop story

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Ukraine): Videos show that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy uses cocaine.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Altered video)

Viral videos falsely claiming Ukraine’s Zelenskyy uses cocaine are altered

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