The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/14/2022

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: “Is ANYONE asking how Ron DeSantis was worth $340,000 in 2020 and is now worth $52 million?”

Politifact rating: False (The 52 million was through donations to his campaign and not his personal wealth.)

Tweets conflate Ron DeSantis’ massive campaign fundraising with his net worth

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Rumble Video: The SHOCKING Truth: Burning Food Factories, Bird Flu, & Engineered Food Crisis.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Evidence)

Fact Check: No Evidence That Burning Food Factories, Bird Flu, Food Crisis Are Globalist Plot For Control

Rumble Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Aaron Lieberman (D): “Kari Lake has been appearing at rallies with neo-Nazis,” while “two federal juries have found” Katie Hobbs “guilty of racial discrimination.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Lake posed for a photo and video at one of her campaign rallies with one man, Greyson Arnold, who is identified in news reports as a Nazi sympathizer. We found nothing else that tied Lake to neo-Nazis. Hobbs participated in the decision to fire an Arizona Senate employee who successfully sued the Arizona Senate for racial discrimination. Hobbs herself was not sued.)

Neo-Nazi and racial discrimination claims in AZ governor’s race are Mostly False

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by J.D. Vance (R): “If you wanted to kill a bunch of MAGA voters in the middle of the heartland, how better than to target them and their kids with this deadly fentanyl? … It does look intentional.”

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios (Fentanyl has been coming into the USA for many years before Joe Biden and has increased each year.)

Analysis | J.D. Vance’s claim that Biden is targeting ‘MAGA voters’ with fentanyl

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Joe Biden (D): “We produced more oil domestically in my first year in office than my predecessor did in his first year.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly True (That’s accurate when comparing the first year, but the amount of crude oil produced in Biden’s first year was less than the amount produced in 2019 and 2020.)

Biden’s Economic Spin

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by Gerard Rennick: Australia’s 2021 official death statistics provide evidence COVID-19 vaccines have caused thousands of excess deaths.

Australian Associated Press rating: False  (Experts say the excess deaths are around a one percent increase and can be explained by various factors including delayed health treatments during the pandemic, an aging population, and low death rates in 2020.

Experts rubbish senator’s deadly vaccine claim

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/14/2022"

  1. Steve Barbone | May 14, 2022 at 1:55 pm |

    How can you rate Biden’s claim that the USA produced more oil domestically during his first year that his predecessor did in his first year as mostly false? Seems tome that is TRUE and you also said it was TRUE> So why the double shuffle?

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