The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/05/2023

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: In Ohio, “there are 75,000 acres of farmland, fertile farmland, that are all now being poured down with acid rain.”

Politifact rating: False (An atmospheric scientist plotted trajectories for how air molecules in and around the incident site could have traveled when the train derailed and when the controlled burn began, and concluded that the likelihood of toxic acid rain in Ohio was “essentially nonexistent.”)

Claim that acid rain fell over Ohio farmlands lacks evidence, experts say

Claim via viral image: purports to show President Joe Biden with a bruise on his forehead while meeting with NATO in Poland

Check Your Fact rating: False (The photos show ashes Biden received on Ash Wednesday during a private Catholic Mass.)

FACT CHECK: Do These Photos Show Joe Biden With A Bruise On His Forehead?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: The dog dewormer fenbendazole can cure cancer in humans.

PolitiFact rating: False (No Evidence)

No proof that the dog deworming drug fenbendazole can cure human cancer

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Lawmakers, Judges And Other Public Officials In Arizona Are Taking Bribes From The Sinaloa Cartel And Fixing Elections

Lead Stories rating: False (No Evidence)

Fact Check: NO Credible Evidence Arizona Lawmakers, Judges, Other Public Officials Taking Bribes From Sinaloa Cartel, Fixing Elections

FALSE Claim by Viral image: Kid Rock tweeted, “Some people wouldn’t recognize tyranny if it slapped a mask on their face, made them stand 6 feet apart, and forced them to take a vaccine for a virus with a 99.8% survival rate.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Kid Rock did not Tweet this.)

Kid Rock didn’t tweet this about tyranny and face masks

FALSE (International: Australia): The US Navy shut down submarine facilities and canceled the AUKUS deal after having predicted recent earthquakes.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Four facilities have been temporarily closed for maintenance following a seismic assessment. There has been no change to AUKUS.)

Facts sink shaky views on earthquakes and Aussie subs

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