The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/02/2023

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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Claim by Alex Epstein: “The whole green energy agenda involves more than doubling 10 types of mining.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (An oft-cited goal to combat climate change is to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Mining experts said reaching that goal would require a significant increase in the minerals produced globally. Depending on the mineral, production would need to increase three to five times in the next several decades to meet the 2050 deadline.)

Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 would require major increase in mined materials

Claim via Social Media: Vaccinated People Become The Property Of mRNA Vaccine Patent Holders , mRNA Does Alter Natural DNA.

Lead Stories rating: Patently False (Neither is true)

Fact Check: Vaccinated People Do NOT Become The Property Of mRNA Vaccine Patent Holders — mRNA Does NOT Alter Natural DNA

Claim via Social Media: “Official govt docs expose Michelle Obama’s 14 year history as a man.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Michelle Obama was never a man.)

Michelle Obama was never a man

Claim by LifeNews: “Mifepristone is dangerous”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported ( A causal relationship between mifepristone and deaths wasn’t established)

What we know about the safety of mifepristone for medical abortions and the effectiveness of progesterone for “abortion reversal”

LifeNews Rating

TRUE Claim by President Joe Biden (D): Norfolk Southern made tens of billions in profit.

Newsweek rating: True (Biden does not specify over what period Norfolk Southern’s profits were calculated to reach a figure of “tens of billions” of dollars. However, SEC filings show that between 2017 to 2022, the company (after income tax) made more than $23 billion in net profit.)

Fact Check: Has Norfolk Southern Made Tens of Billions in Profit?

FALSE (International: China): Claim by Wang Wenbin: “I’m also curious what the US ‘plan for the destruction of Taiwan’ looks like. The US needs to offer a clear explanation.” rating: False

No Joke: China Demands US Explain Fictional ‘Plan for the Destruction of Taiwan’

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