The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/16/2023

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: The Michigan State University shooter is a 21-year-old man named Lynn Dee Walker.

PolitiFact rating: False (University police have identified the gunman as 43-year-old Anthony Dwayne McRae, who they say acted alone.)

Michigan State University gunman was 43-year-old Anthony McRae, not a 21-year-old named ‘Lynn’

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Claim via Social Media: More than one train derailment a day is unusual.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Unusual the US averages more than1000 derailments per year.)

Fact Check: US Has Had More Than 1,000 Train Derailments Per Year On Average For Decades

FALSE Claim by James Clyburn (D): “I don’t remember a Democrat ever heckling a president in a State of the Union or any other matter.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Dems Have Booed Before)

‘Heckling’ at State of the Union Addresses

FALSE Claim via Social media: Egg yolk antibody study connected to higher egg prices, chicken farm fires.

USA Today rating: False (There is no evidence the 2020 study referenced in the post has any connection to higher egg prices and chicken farm fires. An avian flu is responsible for higher egg prices. Heating equipment and electrical system malfunctions caused the majority of fires in animal housing facilities – and have for years, according to the Fire Protection Research Foundation.)

Fact check: False claim that egg yolk study is linked to higher egg prices, chicken farm fires

TRUE Claim by Nikki Haley (R): Did Nikki Haley say that she would support Trump if he ran for the presidency again.

PolitiFact rating: True (She changed her mind. On April 12, 2021 Haley told an Associated Press reporter “I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it.”)

Nikki Haley flip-flops on presidential plans and will challenge Donald Trump after all

FALSE (International: India): A Hindu boy was killed in Bangladesh by Muslim people.

The Quint rating: False

Fact-Check: Picture of Deceased Young Boy in Bangladesh Peddled With False Communal Claims

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