The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/18/2022

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 NC Futures Action Fund / Roy Cooper (D): State Sen. Kirk deViere voted against Medicaid expansion, the governor’s budget and teacher raises.

Politifact rating: False (None of it is true.)

Liberal group targets incumbent NC Democrat with false claims

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Post: claims chemicals in sunscreen products cause cancer while the sun does not.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Rest assured Sun Screen is safer than Sunburn.)

FACT CHECK: No, Sunscreen Does Not Cause Skin Cancer

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Just released” Pfizer documents show the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is “12% effective.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (A misreading of the document. Closer to 95%.)

Pfizer Documents Show Vaccine Is Highly Effective, Contrary to Social Media Posts

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: A township electric vehicle charging station is powered with a diesel generator.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Connected)

Fact Check: Canadian EV Charging Station Is NOT Powered With Diesel Generator — Proximity In Photo Is Coincidental

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Kathy Barnette (R): Says she never tweeted comments linking pedophilia and Islam.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (In a 2015 tweet, Barnette shared a headline that said: “Pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam.”)

Senate candidate Kathy Barnette tweeted a headline that said, ‘Pedophilia is a cornerstone of Islam’

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claims Queen Elizabeth II disparaged Filipinos while congratulating Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos Jr. for winning the country’s presidential election.

Check Your Fact rating: False (No Record of this)

FACT CHECK: Did Queen Elizabeth Disparage Filipinos While Congratulating Ferdinand Marcos Jr. For Winning The 2022 Election?

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