The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/07/2023

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: Pregnancy tests include a “hidden Plan B” pill.

Politfact rating: False (Pregnancy tests do not contain an emergency contraception pill. Test manufacturers said a tablet is included in tests to absorb moisture.)

Pregnancy tests include a moisture-absorbing tablet, not a Plan B pill

Claim via Social Media: Sarah Palin Endorsed Dental Giveback Program.

Lead Stories rating: False (Edited Video healthcare scam)

Fact Check: Sarah Palin Did NOT Endorse ‘Dental Giveback’ Program For Seniors

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): Donald Trump claims wind turbines kill “thousands” of bald eagles

Newsweek rating: False (Evidence shows that bald eagles have died from trauma caused by wind turbine collisions. However, of what data there is, found no evidence that thousands of bald eagles are killed annually, and no substantive evidence that shows the total has reached that number.)

Fact Check: Trump Claims Wind Turbines Kill ‘Thousands’ of Bald Eagles

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Christine Grady “is the head of NIH.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Dr. Fauci’s wife is not the director of the NIH.)

No, Dr. Anthony’s Fauci’s wife isn’t the National Institutes of Health’s director

Claim via Social media: More CO2 is better for plants.

USA Today rating: Mostly False (CO2 has been shown to increase plant growth, experts said, but this growth has a limit. Adverse effects from excess CO2, like global warming, ultimately hurt plants more than help them.)

Fact check: Excess CO2 harms plants more than helps them, experts say

FALSE (International: China): Claim by Mao Ning: “The U.S. is the one who started the Ukraine crisis and the biggest factor fueling it…” rating: False

Beijing Boosts Kremlin Disinformation That US Caused War in Ukraine

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