The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/02/2022

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: The man who killed the Uvalde, Texas, school shooter “wasn’t even an on-duty police officer.”

Politifact rating: False (Albarado appeared on “Today” and confirmed that he wasn’t on duty and didn’t have any gear but said he helped evacuate children from outside.)

This off-duty Border Patrol agent didn’t kill the Uvalde school shooter

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The government gives you your credit score.

USA Today rating: False (They Don’t)

Fact check: Private credit reporting agencies issue credit scores

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Bill Gates planned a smallpox-type outbreak.

Politifact rating: False (Bill Gates has spoken about the importance of preparing for future pandemics. Gates’ comments are not evidence that clusters of monkeypox, a virus related to smallpox, were planned.)

Bill Gates’ comments about preparing for pandemics doesn’t mean he planned monkeypox outbreak

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: allegedly shows pallets of boxes containing baby formula at the U.S. southern border.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The image, taken in 2020, shows a stockpile of medical supplies collected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The image has nothing to do with the current formula shortage.)

FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show Stacks Of Baby Formula Boxes At The Border In May 2022?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Active shooter drill at high school in Uvalde, Texas, two months before the elementary school shooting shows the event was a false flag.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Sadly about 95% of schools nationwide drill students on active shooter lockdown procedures. Only crackpots would conclude a false flag.)

Active shooter drills are common in American schools, not evidence of false flag attack

BLATANT
LIE
(International: New Zealand): New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern used a passage from animated children’s film Bee Movie in her speech to Harvard graduates.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The passage was not spoken by Ms Ardern, nor does it appear in Bee Movie. It’s actually from US President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech in 2017.)

Claims Jacinda Ardern stole speech from a movie are un-bee-lievable

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