The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/04/2022

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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MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Tony Evers (D): “An overwhelming majority of Wisconsinites support restoring #Roe and legalizing marijuana.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (In the most recent Marquette Law Poll, 55% of respondents said they opposed the reversal of the landmark abortion law Roe v. Wade. Also in a recent poll, 64% of respondents said they want marijuana to be legalized in Wisconsin.)

Evers right that majorities of Wisconsin voters support restoring Roe v. Wade, legalizing marijuana

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via viral image: Ukrainian soldiers keep getting photographed with Nazi tattoos. 

Lead Stories rating: False (Not taken in 2022, and the person in the photo is a Russian named Roman Tolstokorov.)

Fact Check: These Photos Do NOT Show A ‘Ukrainian Soldier’ With A Swastika Tattoo Captured In November 2022

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral image: Video confirms Pfizer’s CEO is “reptilian.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (This fact-check confirms that crackpots are real.)

No, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla isn’t a reptile

TRUE Claim via Social Media: The tweet that got Ye suspended for “incitement of violence” actually contained a symbol associated with the UFO-focused religion known as the International Raëlian Movement.

Snopes rating: True (Yes, but it should be noted that Ye praised Hitler before posting it.)

Did Ye’s Tweet Contain the Symbol of a UFO-Based Religious Movement?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: USA today reported Elon Musk’s Neuralink implants have killed nearly 3000 monkeys since last December, 98% fatality rate

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Article)

Fact Check: USA Today Did NOT Publish This Article On Neuralink Study Monkey Deaths — Screenshot Is Made Up

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by Australian Christian Lobby: Parents who urge caution to children questioning their gender or sexuality would be committing a crime if proposed legal changes are implemented.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute proposal specifically puts in place protections for parental care and guidance.)

Lobby’s law reform claim doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

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