The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/15/2023

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: President Joe Biden said: “The idea that we’re going to send tanks to Ukraine, that’s called World War III.” rating: False (Not what he said Biden said sending weapons “with American pilots and American crews” would cause a world war.)

Posts Misquote Biden’s Year-Old Remarks on Tanks for Ukraine

Claim by Hillary Clinton: ‘It’s Time to BAN Cash To Fight Climate Change’.

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Statement)

Fact Check: NO Evidence That Hillary Clinton Has Said ‘It’s Time To Ban Cash To Fight Climate Change’

NewsPunch Rating

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “We used to rank No. 1 in the world in research and development, now we rank No. 9. China used to rank No. 8, now it ranks No. 2.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Rankings President Biden used recently to express the trends in U.S. and Chinese research and development spending don’t specifically match those from widely cited sources.)

Biden says U.S. is losing ground to China in R&D spending. His rankings are off.

Claim via Social Media: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) after Super Bowl LVII. rating: False (Nope)

No, Patrick Mahomes Did Not Test Positive for Drugs After Super Bowl Victory

FALSE Claim by Viral image: “100% of COVID deaths in Canada now due to mRNA vaccine.”

PolitiFact rating: False (More than 50,000 people in Canada have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic started, and 400 deaths following COVID-19 vaccination have been reported there. Of the 400, the government has identified only four that are connected to the vaccine.)

Have COVID-19 vaccines caused all COVID-19 deaths in Canada? No

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Installing defibrillators in all schools is proof that Covid-19 vaccines are not safe.

Full Fact rating: False (Defibrillators were being installed in schools prior to the pandemic. There is no evidence for a link between Covid-19 vaccines and cardiac arrest.)

Installing defibrillators in schools is not proof that Covid-19 vaccines are unsafe – Full Fact

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