The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/28/2022

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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BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Viral Image: CNN reports that “Biden pledges $350 Billion toward computer education courses for women in Africa.”

Reuters Fact Check rating: False (digitally altered)

Fact Check-Fabricated CNN headline claiming that Biden pledged billions toward classes for women in Africa circulates online

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Turmeric, ketogenic diet, ozone therapy, megadoses of vitamin C and adaptogens are cure for cancer, have been suppressed for four decades

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (There isn’t clinical evidence supporting the ketogenic diet, ozone therapy, high-dose vitamin C, adaptogens, or antineoplastons as cancer cures. Some of these unproven remedies can even be harmful.)

Viral videos on Facebook promote unproven cancer cures; no evidence that pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. FDA are hiding the cure for cancer

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim via Social media: The confetti that drops in Times Square on New Year’s Eve bears people’s hopes and dreams, written or printed on each piece of paper. People can write these hopes and dreams on Post-it notes year round at the Times Square Visitor Center.

Snopes rating: Mostly True (From Dec. 1, 2022, to Dec. 29, 2022, people can write their hopes and dreams on confetti at a Wishing Wall in Times Square — the same confetti that will shower down on Times Square on New Year’s Eve. People can also submit entries digitally until Dec. 28, 2022…But it is not year-round.)

Does Falling New Year’s Eve Confetti in Times Square Carry People’s Hopes and Dreams?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Elon Musk tweeted, “The Democrats paid the CEO Jack Dorsey of Twitter millions of dollars to block and delete people’s pages during the 2020 election.”

Politifact rating: False (Not from Musk. An imposter tweet.)

No, this isn’t a real Elon Musk tweet about alleged Twitter suppression

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: Adam Schiff paid a boy’s family $7.6 million in an undisclosed lawsuit

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence to support this claim. The screenshot of the article stems from a website that identifies itself as satirical.)

FACT CHECK: Did Adam Schiff Pay A Boy And His Family $7.6 Million For An Undisclosed Lawsuit?

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Sergey Vershinin: “The European Union, which participates in multi-billion-dollar financing and arms supplies to Ukraine, is thus trying to cover its own involvement in mass cases of war crimes committed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Russia Projects Its War Crimes in Ukraine on European Union

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