The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/05/2022

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 theepochtimes.com: 19,000 Late, Invalid Ballots Were Counted in Arizona 2020 Election

Lead Stories rating: False (On Time)

Fact Check: 19,000 Late, Invalid Ballots Were NOT Counted in 2020 Arizona Election

Epoch Times Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Greg Abbott (R): We need to realize that people who think that ‘well, maybe if we could just implement tougher gun laws, it’s going to solve it,’ Chicago and LA and New York disprove that thesis. And so, if you’re looking for a real solution, Chicago teaches that what you’re talking about is not a real solution.

Politifact rating: Mostly False (This claim does not take into consideration how loose gun laws in certain states impact neighboring states with strict laws.)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Claims Chicago’s “Tougher” Gun Laws Fail To Prevent Gun Violence

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: claims the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a vaccine for monkeypox produced by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Pfizer has not produced a monkeypox vaccine nor has the FDA approved any such vaccine.)

FACT CHECK: Did The FDA Approve A Pfizer Monkeypox Vaccine?

FALSE Claim by West Cook News: Illinois high school to implement race-based grading system in 2022-2023 school year

Politifact rating: False (Illinois high school administrators are not grading students based on their race.)

No, Illinois high school is not grading students based on their race

West Cook News Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: Uvalde victim’s family was offered money to oppose stronger gun laws

USA Today rating: False (No they were not)

Fact check: Fabricated story about Uvalde shooting went viral

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Australia): A study shows COVID-19 vaccines increase the risk of cardiac arrest in young people by 25 per cent.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The study’s authors and other experts say the study does not establish any causal link. They say statistical and methodological weaknesses make it hard to infer much from the results.)

Emergency call study at the heart of anti-vaxx misinformation

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