The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/15/2022

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 by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D): “In Texas, Republicans passed a law allowing rapists to sue their victims for getting an abortion.”

Politifact rating: False (Texas law SB 8 targets abortion providers, not patients. There is a specific provision in the law that prohibits a rapist from suing.)

Texas law targets abortion providers, not patients

Claim by Viral Image: claims the U.S. military raided and subsequently destroyed a Moderna vaccine warehouse in Kansas City, Missouri.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence such a raid took place. A Department of Defense (DOD) spokesperson denied the claim. The rumor stems from a website that says it posts “humor, parody, and satire.”)

FACT CHECK: Did The US Military Raid A Moderna Warehouse?

Claim by Tom Tiffany (R): The Biden administration has been “recklessly releasing potentially dangerous Afghans into our communities.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Tiffany called them “potentially dangerous” and knocked screening efforts. Nothing in the report refers to them as such. The report notes how shortcomings were fixed and additional vetting was applied to Afghans in the U.S. retroactively.)

Tiffany overstates report on shortcomings of Afghan vetting

TRUE Claim via Social Media: 40 percent of baby formula products are out of stock in the United States, forcing some mothers to drive hours away to find the necessary product.

The Dispatch rating: True (According to an analysis performed by Axios, during the week of April 24, 40 percent of baby formula inventory was out of stock in the United States.)

Fact Check: Is There a Major Shortage of Baby Formula?

FALSE Claim by White House Tweet: “When President Biden took office … there was no [COVID-19] vaccine available.” rating: False (36 million doses already given by the inauguration.)

COVID-19 Vaccines Were Available Before Biden Took Office, Contrary to False Tweet

FALSE (International: Canada): Quebec passed bill eliminating parental primacy and increasing government power to make decisions regarding children. rating: False (the government says the measure sought to clarify that the child’s best interest should be considered above all else, and experts say the language defining when child protective services should take action remains unchanged.)

Quebec Has Not Passed Law Reducing Parents’ Rights Over Their Children | BOOM

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