The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/13/2022

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 via Social Media: Supreme Court Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Samuel Alito said that the U.S. needs a “domestic supply of infants” to meet the needs of parents seeking to adopt.

Politifact rating: False (The phrase was not written by Supreme Court Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Samuel Alito. The line appears in the opinion draft as a footnote and came from a 2008 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document about adoption data.)

Posts misattribute quote about the US needing a ‘domestic supply of infants’ to Alito, Barrett

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Dr. Ryan Cole: The World Health Organization receives 70 per cent of its funding from the pharmaceutical industry.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The majority of the UN health agency’s funding comes from member nations.)

Big Pharma funding WHO claim is a huge furphy

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Dave McCormick (R): Mehmet Oz is “pro-abortion.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Oz supports abortion in limited cases; however, he wants Roe v. Wade overturned.)

Mehmet Oz supports abortion in limited cases, but wants Roe v. Wade overturned

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Occupy Democrats: Individuals Who Seek An Abortion in Ala. Are ‘Thrown In Prison For Life’

Lead Stories rating: False (No such law exists. Patients Exempt in Alabama.)

Fact Check: Individuals Who Seek Or Get Abortion in Alabama Are NOT ‘Thrown In Prison For Life’

Occupy Democrats Rating

TRUE Claim by Kelda Roys (D): Due to U.S. Senate rules, Democrats need “more than a majority … to codify Roe vs. Wade.”

PolitiFact rating: True (U.S. Senate rules require 60 votes for cloture (ending debate) prior to a vote on an underlying bill.)

Yes, Democrats do need ‘more than a majority … to codify Roe vs. Wade’

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by One Nation: Australia’s longest-running weather station shows no pattern of warming since temperature records were first collected in 1862.

Australian Associated Press rating: Misleading (Data from the weather station in question shows a clear warming pattern since 1910 and experts say pre-1910 data from the site is unreliable.)

Newcastle weather station an unreliable measure for One Nation no warming claim

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