The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/22/2022

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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Claim by Karen Bass (D): “Literally five (homeless) people a day die on our streets” in the city of Los Angeles.

Politifact rating: Mostly True (A study by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health found that 1,988 unhoused people died across the county from April 2020 through March 2021. The figure averages to about five deaths a day.)

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass conflates county, city deaths among people without homes

Claim via Social Media: California Bill Legalizes Pedophilia.

Lead Stories rating: False (Still Illegal)

Fact Check: California Did NOT Legalize Pedophilia With Senate Bill 145

Claim by Will Jones (Daily Sceptic): “Major New Autopsy Report Reveals Those Who Died Suddenly Were Likely Killed by the Covid Vaccine”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (The study by Schwab et al. didn’t provide evidence showing that sudden deaths are “likely” caused by COVID-19 vaccination. The study was focused on providing descriptive data about myocarditis and not data on its incidence or risk estimation post-vaccination, as acknowledged by the authors.)

No, a German “autopsy report” didn’t show COVID-19 vaccines as “likely” cause of sudden deaths

Claim via Social Media: 5G Wuhan Rollout Caused COVID-19 Pandemic Or Facilitate Global Spread.

Lead Stories rating: False (Still Not Connected.)

Fact Check: 5G Wuhan Rollout Did NOT Cause Coronavirus Pandemic Or Facilitate Global Spread

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): Says he has been to “Afghanistan, Iraq and those areas” twice as president.

PolitiFact rating: False (Joe Biden has not visited Afghanistan or Iraq while president.)

Despite his claim, Joe Biden has not visited Afghanistan or Iraq as president

FALSE (International: Australia): Global warming is caused by oxygen absorbing UV radiation, not the greenhouse effect.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Global warming is the result of rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere increasing the greenhouse effect.)

Global warming theory crumbles under scientific scrutiny

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