The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/24/2022

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: Nonprofit Operation Ukraine’s shipments of baby formula to Ukraine is responsible for shortage in the U.S.

FactCheck.org rating: False ( The shortage has been due to supply chain problems, a product recall and the temporary closure of a manufacturing plant.)

Post Misleadingly Blames Shipments to Ukraine for Baby Formula Shortage in US

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Newsmax: Abortion increases the risk of breast cancer, mental illness, and preterm labor.

Health Feedback Rating: Unsupported (The claims that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer and mental illness aren’t substantiated by reliable scientific studies, which observed no difference between women who had an induced abortion and women who didn’t.)

Scientific evidence doesn’t support the claim that induced abortion increases the risk of breast cancer and mental illness

Newsmax Rating

FALSE Claim by Social media posts: Bill Gates “has been investing heavily in synthetic soy breast milk” and is behind the baby formula shortage.

FactCheck.org rating: False (No Evidence)

Gates’ Investment in Startup Firm Is Not Related to Baby Formula Shortage

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: There is a Plan B pill Inside Pregnancy Tests.

Lead Stories rating: False (Do Not Swallow, it is a desiccant to keep it dry.)

Fact Check: Plan B Pills Are NOT Inside Pregnancy Tests — Tablet Inside Tests Is A Desiccant Disc To Keep Contents Dry

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Brian Kemp (R): “David Perdue voted with liberals” for $10 trillion “in new debt, his out-of-control federal spending is driving inflation through the roof.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Debt rose about $10 trillion during Perdue’s time as a U.S. senator, but it didn’t accumulate only from votes by “liberals” to increase spending; much of the increase came from bipartisan votes and automatic spending by programs such as Medicaid and Medicare.)

In Georgia’s governor’s race, Brian Kemp’s attack on David Perdue for US inflation is misleading

FALSE (International: Philippines): Three government officials enjoy priority landing and takeoff in the country’s airports.

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Sotto wrong in claiming only 3 govt officials enjoy ‘priority landing and takeoff’ privileges

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