The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/04/2022

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: “Plan B can cause an abortion. It’s right there on the box.”

Politifact rating: False (Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, and other emergency contraceptives do not cause abortions, medical experts say. The medication is known to be effective only before a pregnancy is established.)

Fact-checking the false claim that Plan B causes abortions

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Social media: Obama changed Black Music Month to Pride Month.

USA Today rating: False (He did not!)

Fact check: Black Music Appreciation Month has 40 year history

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows social activist and abolitionist Harriet Tubman posing with a rifle.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The image shows the former slave and mail carrier Mary Fields, not Tubman.)

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Harriet Tubman Holding A Rifle?

NO
EVIDENCE
Claim via Social Media: “In America, you’re 6x more likely to be killed by a Doctor than a gun”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (Medical records or death certificates don’t provide sufficient information to determine how often deadly medical errors happen. There also isn’t a consensus on how many people die as a result of medical interventions.)

The claim that medical doctors are more likely to kill than firearms isn’t supported by evidence

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: You can target U.S. Supreme Court Justices with Internet Protocol (IP) addresses found on social media.

Lead Stories rating: False (Bad Addresses)

Fact Check: Posted IP Addresses NOT Linked To 5 Supreme Court Judges — They Belong To Unrelated Entities

FALSE (International: India): Rahul Gandhi called the accused in the Udaipur incident – children

boomlive.in rating: False

Zee News Falsely Claims Rahul Gandhi Called Udaipur Accused ‘Children’ | BOOM

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/04/2022"

  1. Your disclaimer tells it all. You are not a fastchecker. You are a relay of unknown source.

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