The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/30/2022

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 via Social Media: CNN is recycling crisis actors in reports about a man dying in Afghanistan in 2021 and at the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting in 2022.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (The name used to identify the man in the photo, Bernie Gores, is fake. The image shows a video gamer.)

No, CNN didn’t report that the same man died in Afghanistan and Uvalde

Claim via Social Media: Actor Morgan Freeman Said That Whiteness ‘Is A Disease’

Lead Stories rating: False (Wrong Morgan)

Fact Check: Actor Morgan Freeman Did NOT Tweet That Whiteness ‘Is A Disease’ — It’s Another Morgan Freeman

FALSE Claim by Paul Gosar (R): The Uvalde, Texas, school shooter was a “transsexual leftist illegal alien named Salvatore Ramos.”

PolitiFact rating: False (No evidence)

Fact-checking misinformation about the Uvalde, Texas school shooter

Claim via Social Media: purportedly shows a tweet from Republican Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert that reads, “There is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in NEW YORK CITY. Joe is even destroying the Blue States.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no record of Boebert sending such a tweet. A spokesperson from her office denied the congresswoman made such a statement.)

FACT CHECK: No, Lauren Boebert Did Not Post A Tweet Blaming Joe Biden For Severe Weather In New York City

Claim by Chris Murphy (D): “Most of these killers tend to be 18, 19 years old.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Murphy is accurate, and even a little understated, in the context of school shootings alone, according to a Washington Post database of school shootings since 1999.)

Fact-checking Sen. Chris Murphy on the ages of mass shooters

(International: France): Claim by Viral Video: purportedly shows a massive crowd adhering to Muslim prayer in the streets of Paris, France.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The footage was filmed in Moscow, not Paris.)

FACT CHECK: No, This Clip Does Not Show Muslims Praying In The Streets Of Paris

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/30/2022"

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