The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/25/2022

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 David Perdue (R): Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp “allowed 7.5 million ballots to be sent to every registered voter.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Raffensperger did not send an actual absentee ballot to every voter. Georgia voters still had the option to vote in person instead of by mail. Kemp had nothing to do with this process. Under Georgia’s constitution, the Georgia Secretary of State oversees elections.)

In Georgia, Perdue falsely claims Kemp allowed 7.5 million ballots to be sent to every voter

FALSE Claim by Dr Oz (R):Giving them pot so they stay home is I don’t think an ideal move,” later adding he didn’t want “marijuana to be a hindrance” to getting PA citizens into work.

Newsweek rating: False (Unemployment rates in states where Marijuana is legal is about the same as those where it isn’t.)

Fact Check: Is Dr Oz Right to Suggest Legalizing Weed Raises Unemployment?

TRUE Claim by Gary Black (R): In 2020, when Raphael Warnock ran a campaign ad featuring himself with a beagle, “that wasn’t his dog.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Raphael Warnock may love puppies. But that beagle was borrowed

MISLEADING Claim by Viral Post: claims Republicans voted against baby formula.

Check Your Fact rating: Misleading (While Republicans voted against a bill that would give the Food And Drug Administration (FDA) $28 million to address the shortage, they voted in favor of a separate bill that would make it easier for those in the federal food assistance program to access baby formula.)

FACT CHECK: Did Republicans Vote Against Baby Formula?

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Claim via Social Media: Monkeypox is biological warfare by governments.

Lead Stories rating: False (Monkeypox crackpottery has arrived and will only increase.)

Fact Check: NO Evidence Monkeypox Is Biological Warfare

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Palestine): Video shows Palestinians staging shooting of a child by Israeli soldiers

USA Today rating: False (From a film.)

Fact check: Video shows behind the scenes footage from short film, not staged shooting

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