The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/17/2022

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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Claim by Kathy Barnette (R): Joe Biden “inherited inflation of 1.7%. Now we’re well over 8% and growing.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Barnette is right on the numbers. Inflation has spiked significantly on Biden’s watch. However, the year-over-year increase in inflation dropped slightly between March 2022 and April 2022, so to say it’s still “growing” is premature.)

Kathy Barnette largely correct on course of inflation under Joe Biden

Claim by Viral Image: claims Pfizer Vice President Rady Johnson was arrested by federal agents and charged with multiple counts of fraud.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence to suggest Johnson has been arrested. The rumor stems from a satirical website.)

FACT CHECK: Was The Vice President Of Pfizer Arrested In May 2022?

FALSE Claim by Watts Up with That?, social media posts: Climate change is not real as Arctic circle was warmer than present 6000 years ago.

BOOM FactCheck rating: False (According to the study author, The Watts Up with That article “completely misrepresents our study and takes information out of context to spread common fallacies. Evidence of past periods of warmth from paleoclimate archives is not an ‘inconvenient fact.'”

Study On Arctic Circle Misrepresented To Question Climate Change | BOOM

Watts Up With That Rating

Claim via Social Media: Biden, Soros, Obama Are Planning A New World Order Conspiracy.

Lead Stories rating: False (crackpot conspiracy based on misused quotes.)

Fact Check: Biden, Soros, Obama Are NOT Planning A New World Order Conspiracy — Quotes Are Being Taken Out Of Context

Claim by BioSpace, Twitter users: Scientists have found a cause of SIDS.

Newsweek rating: Mostly False (They found a “biochemical marker,” but not a specific cause.)

Fact Check: Have Scientists Found the Cause of SIDS?

BioSpace Rating

FALSE (International: Philippines): Claim by Rodrigo Duterte: There is a pending case against me (Rodrigo Duterte) before the International Court of Justice.

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte errs again in claiming he has pending case in UN court

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/17/2022"

  1. Marie LIR | May 17, 2022 at 12:29 pm |

    checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.


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