The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/22/2022

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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LIE
Claim via Social Media Image: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni posted a photo of themselves enjoying a $5,135 bottle of wine “as American women despair about abortion rights being taken away from them.”

Politifact rating: False (This is miscaptioned. The photo is real but it wasn’t taken recently. It dates back to at least September 2018.)

Image of Clarence and Ginni Thomas enjoying bottle of wine predates Roe v. Wade draft opinion leak

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Agenda 21 means people can’t have private property, mostly, or land of their own.

Full Fact rating: False (A dated conspiracy theory – Agenda 21 is a non-binding plan intending to improve sustainable development. It explicitly mentions respecting land ownership rights.)

The UN doesn’t have a plan to abolish private land ownership – Full Fact

FALSE Claim by Blake Masters (R): “Democrats want open borders so they can bring in and amnesty tens of millions of illegal aliens — that’s their electoral strategy.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The southern border has nearly 20,000 Border Patrol agents, hundreds of miles of fencing, surveillance systems, and protocols that stop thousands of migrants each day. The borders are not open.)

Factchecking Arizona’s Blake Masters’ claim of open borders and Democratic amnesty plans

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The Biggest Drop In The DOW Stock Market Ever Took Place During The Biden Administration.

Lead Stories rating: False (1987 Was the Worst)

Fact Check: ‘Biggest Drop In The DOW Stock Market Ever’ Did NOT Happen During Biden Administration

FALSE Claim by oann.com: Biden set to sell America’s sovereignty to globalists at WHO on May 22.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not For Sale – WHO has no authority to dictate the policy decisions of its member states, including the United States)

Fact Check: Biden Is NOT ‘Set to Sell America’s Sovereignty to Globalists’ At The World Health Organization

FALSE (International: Australia): Liberal, Labor and Greens plan to make Covid-19 vaccination mandatory.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (No Evidence)

No evidence Australian political parties ‘plan mandatory Covid-19 vaccination’

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